LINCOLN – 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 USDA’s 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.
Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency and UNL Extension Service.
Access the National publication for Crop Progress and Condition tables at: http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/nass/CropProg/2010s/2017/CropProg-11-20-2017.pdf
Access the High Plains Region Climate Center for Temperature and Precipitation Maps at: http://www.hprcc.unl.edu/maps.php?map=ACISClimateMaps
Access the U.S. Drought Monitor at: