Lincoln, NE – For the week ending October 30, 2016, unseasonably warm conditions persisted throughout the week, with temperatures averaging nine degrees above normal, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Precipitation was limited to a few counties in the northeast. Many producers finished soybean harvest and were focusing on corn. There were 6.8 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 10 percent very short, 32 short, 56 adequate, and 2 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 8 percent very short, 29 short, 61 adequate, and 2 surplus.
Field Crops Report:
Corn harvested was 69 percent, near 70 both last year and the five-year average.
Sorghum harvested was 81 percent, ahead of 66 last year and 70 average.
Soybeans harvested was 91 percent, near 95 last year, and behind 96 average.
Winter wheat condition rated 1 percent very poor, 7 poor, 31 fair, 54 good, and 7 excellent. Winter wheat emerged was 95 percent, near 96 last year and 92 average.
Alfalfa fourth cutting was 92 percent.
Livestock, Pasture and Range Report:
Pasture and range conditions rated 5 percent very poor, 11 poor, 28 fair, 50 good, and 6 excellent.
Stock water supplies rated 1 percent very short, 11 short, 87 adequate, and 1 surplus.