Good progress made this week on fall harvest

According to USDA-NASS as of Sunday, 70% of the nation's corn has been harvested, last year it was 84. Soybean harvest 90% complete, last year at 92. Sorghum harvest 72% finished last year 83. Hard Red winter wheat 91% planted.

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Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition

For the week ending November 5, 2017, temperatures averaged two to eight degrees below normal, according to the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service. Precipitation was limited across the State. Dry weather allowed farmers to complete most of the soybean harvest and corn harvest advanced rapidly. There were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 2 percent very short, 18 short, 79 adequate, and 1 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 4 percent very short, 19 short, 76 adequate, and 1 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 3 percent very poor, 10 poor, 23 fair, 45 good, and 19 excellent. Corn harvested was 68 percent, behind 82 last year and 81 for the five-year average.

Soybeans harvested was 95 percent, equal to last year, and near 98 average.

Winter wheat condition rated 3 percent very poor, 8 poor, 27 fair, 51 good, and 11 excellent. Winter wheat emerged was 93 percent, near 97 last year and 95 average.

Sorghum condition rated 3 percent very poor, 3 poor, 15 fair, 48 good, and 31 excellent. Sorghum harvested was 66 percent, well behind 90 last year, and behind 84 average.

Proso millet harvested was 96 percent.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 3 percent very poor, 11 poor, 43 fair, 38 good, and 5 excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 1 percent very short, 3 short, 96 adequate, and 0 surplus.

Kansas Crop Progress and Condiiton

For the week ending November 5, 2017, below normal temperatures were recorded across the majority of the State, according to the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service. Light snow and rain were reported in some areas, but had little impact on harvest progress. There were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture rated 2 percent very short, 20 short, 76 adequate, and 2 surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 3 percent very short, 21 short, 75 adequate, and 1 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 3 percent very poor, 8 poor, 30 fair, 52 good, and 7 excellent. Winter wheat planted was 93 percent, near 95 last year and 97 for the five-year average. Emerged was 73 percent, behind 83 last year and 85 average.

Corn harvested was 88 percent, behind 96 last year and 93 average.

Soybeans harvested was 85 percent, equal to last year, and near 84 average.

Sorghum condition rated 2 percent very poor, 8 poor, 30 fair, 50 good, and 10 excellent. Sorghum harvested was 63 percent, behind 81 last year and 74 average.

Cotton condition rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 27 fair, 59 good, and 11 excellent. Cotton bolls opening was 97 percent, near 94 both last year and average. Harvested was 17 percent, near 20 last year, and behind 27 average.

Sunflower condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 31 fair, 54 good, and 11 excellent. Sunflowers bracts turning brown was 97 percent, near 95 both last year and average. Harvested was 55 percent, behind 63 both last year and average.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 4 percent very poor, 15 poor, 35 fair, 43 good, and 3 excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 2 percent very short, 15 short, 82 adequate, and 1 surplus.



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