LINCOLN – For the week ending November 26, 2017, temperatures averaged six to fifteen degrees above normal across the State, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. No moisture was received for most of Nebraska. Corn harvest was wrapping up for the region. There were 7.0 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 4 percent very short, 28 short, 67 adequate, and 1 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 4 percent very short, 22 short, 73 adequate, and 1 surplus.
This is the last weekly Crop Progress and Condition report for the 2017 growing season. For December through March, reports will be issued monthly. The first monthly report (for December) will be issued January 2, 2018. Weekly reports will begin April 2nd for the 2018 season.
Field Crops Report:
Corn harvested was 97 percent, near 98 for both last year and the five-year average.
Winter wheat condition rated 2 percent very poor, 8 poor, 31 fair, 52 good, and 7 excellent.
Sorghum harvested was 96 percent, near 100 last year and 99 average.
Pasture and Range Report:
Pasture and range conditions rated 3 percent very poor, 12 poor, 46 fair, 36 good, and 3 excellent.
Stock water supplies rated 1 percent very short, 5 short, 94 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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