LINCOLN, Neb. November 13, 2017 – For the week ending November 12, 2017, temperatures averaged four to ten degrees below normal, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Precipitation was limited across the State. Dry weather continued to allow good progress on corn harvest. There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 21 short, 74 adequate, and 2 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 5 percent very short, 19 short, 75 adequate, and 1 surplus.
Field Crops Report:
Corn harvested was 86 percent, behind 92 last year, and near 90 for the five-year average.
Winter wheat condition rated 2 percent very poor, 6 poor, 29 fair, 54 good, and 9 excellent. Winter wheat emerged was 95 percent, near 98 both last year and average.
Sorghum harvested was 85 percent, behind 96 last year and 93 average.
Pasture and Range Report:
Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 11 poor, 43 fair, 38 good, and 6 excellent.
Stock water supplies rated 1 percent very short, 4 short, 95 adequate, and 0 surplus.
Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency and UNL Extension Service.
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