Lincoln, NE – For the week ending November 20, 2016, above normal temperatures continued in the eastern part of the State, averaging six to nine degrees above normal, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Precipitation totaled half an inch or less throughout Nebraska, with some of it coming in the form of snow. Producers welcomed the much needed moisture after experiencing very dry soils. In most counties, harvest was nearly complete and fall tillage activities continued. There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 14 percent very short, 36 short, 49 adequate, and 1 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 12 percent very short, 32 short, 55 adequate, and 1 surplus.
Field Crops Report: Corn harvested was 96 percent, near 94 last year, and equal to the five-year average.
Winter wheat condition rated 2 percent very poor, 10 poor, 34 fair, 49 good, and 5 excellent.
Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 5 percent very poor, 12 poor, 32 fair, 47 good, and 4 excellent.
Stock water supplies rated 1 percent very short, 14 short, 84 adequate, and 1 surplus.