Just a few fields left in fall harvest run

A of Sunday, most of the corn, soybeans, sorghum and sunflowers have been harvested for 2017. USDA predicts a record corn yield and soybean production. In January USDA will release final numbers and a first look at the wheat crop.


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Kansas Crop Progress and Condition


For the week ending November 19, 2017, temperatures averaged two to eight degrees above normal, according to the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service. Some producers were waiting for crops to dry down to finish with harvest. Fog and drizzle slowed progress in some areas. Rain would be welcomed to help the winter wheat crop. Light precipitation was recorded in the north and southeast, with minimal amounts scattered throughout the rest of State. There were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture rated 5 percent very short, 25 short, 68 adequate, and 2 surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 4 percent very short, 25 short, 70 adequate, and 1 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 3 percent very poor, 9 poor, 32 fair, 51 good, and 5 excellent. Winter wheat emerged was 90 percent, near 94 last year, and behind 95 for the five-year average. Corn harvested was 96 percent, near 100 last year and 98 average. Soybeans harvested was 94 percent, near 97 last year and 96 average. Sorghum harvested was 86 percent, behind 94 last year and 92 average. Cotton condition rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 24 fair, 62 good, and 11 excellent. Cotton harvested was 39 percent, behind 51 last year and 55 average. Sunflowers harvested was 83 percent, behind 88 both last year and average.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 4 percent very poor, 16 poor, 36 fair, 41 good, and 3 excellent. Stock water supplies rated 3 percent very short, 16 short, 81 adequate, and 0 surplus.


Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition


For the week ending November 19, 2017, temperatures averaged near normal across eastern Nebraska, but six to ten degrees above normal in the west, according to the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service. Precipitation was limited across the State, only a few counties received over half an inch of rain. Corn harvest was near completion. There were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 23 short, 73 adequate, and 1 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 4 percent very short, 22 short, 73 adequate, and 1 surplus.


Field Crops Report: Corn harvested was 93 percent, near 96 last year and 95 for the five-year average.
Winter wheat condition rated 2 percent very poor, 9 poor, 33 fair, 49 good, and 7 excellent. Sorghum harvested was 91 percent, behind 98 last year and 97 average.


Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 12 poor, 46 fair, 36 good, and 4 excellent. Stock water supplies rated 1 percent very short, 4 short, 95 adequate, and 0 surplus.

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