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Plains Edition USDA Information 12-3-11

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 27, 2011

Above normal temperatures and very little precipitation allowed producers to wrap up most of the fall harvest, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Statewide, corn harvest averaged 99 percent complete with progress near 90 percent in the Panhandle. Fall tillage continued with anhydrous ammonia applications active. Soil temperatures are in the mid 30’s in the west and low 40’s in the east. Conditions for cattle grazing stalks and those in feedlots have been favorable with the mild weather.

Weather Summary: Temperatures for the week averaged 6 degrees above normal for the state. High temperatures were mainly in the 70’s with lows dipping into the teens. The Panhandle and southeastern corner of the state were the only portions of Nebraska receiving moisture and averaged less than one tenth of an inch of precipitation. The remainder of the state was dry.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff & Sidney

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Temperature – 68 max, 13 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 75 max, 13 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 68 max, 12 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 73 max, 11 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 49% adequate, 0% surplus.

Subsoil: 55% adequate, 1% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.04 – 135% of normal.

NC: .0.00 – 126% of normal.

CEN: 0.00 – 122% of normal.

SW: 0.00 – 130% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 99% Corn harvested.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvest was at 99 percent, near 100 last year but one week ahead of 92 average.

Winter Wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 24 fair, 64 good, and 10 excellent, well above 45 percent good to excellent last year.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 27, 2011

Above normal temperatures and very little precipitation allowed producers to wrap up most of the fall harvest, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Statewide, corn harvest averaged 99 percent complete with progress near 90 percent in the Panhandle. Fall tillage continued with anhydrous ammonia applications active. Soil temperatures are in the mid 30’s in the west and low 40’s in the east. Conditions for cattle grazing stalks and those in feedlots have been favorable with the mild weather.

Weather Summary: Temperatures for the week averaged 6 degrees above normal for the state. High temperatures were mainly in the 70’s with lows dipping into the teens. The Panhandle and southeastern corner of the state were the only portions of Nebraska receiving moisture and averaged less than one tenth of an inch of precipitation. The remainder of the state was dry.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff & Sidney

Temperature – 68 max, 13 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 75 max, 13 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 68 max, 12 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 73 max, 11 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 49% adequate, 0% surplus.

Subsoil: 55% adequate, 1% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.04 – 135% of normal.

NC: .0.00 – 126% of normal.

CEN: 0.00 – 122% of normal.

SW: 0.00 – 130% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 99% Corn harvested.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvest was at 99 percent, near 100 last year but one week ahead of 92 average.

Winter Wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 24 fair, 64 good, and 10 excellent, well above 45 percent good to excellent last year.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 27, 2011

Above normal temperatures and very little precipitation allowed producers to wrap up most of the fall harvest, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Statewide, corn harvest averaged 99 percent complete with progress near 90 percent in the Panhandle. Fall tillage continued with anhydrous ammonia applications active. Soil temperatures are in the mid 30’s in the west and low 40’s in the east. Conditions for cattle grazing stalks and those in feedlots have been favorable with the mild weather.

Weather Summary: Temperatures for the week averaged 6 degrees above normal for the state. High temperatures were mainly in the 70’s with lows dipping into the teens. The Panhandle and southeastern corner of the state were the only portions of Nebraska receiving moisture and averaged less than one tenth of an inch of precipitation. The remainder of the state was dry.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff & Sidney

Temperature – 68 max, 13 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 75 max, 13 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 68 max, 12 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 73 max, 11 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 49% adequate, 0% surplus.

Subsoil: 55% adequate, 1% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.04 – 135% of normal.

NC: .0.00 – 126% of normal.

CEN: 0.00 – 122% of normal.

SW: 0.00 – 130% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 99% Corn harvested.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvest was at 99 percent, near 100 last year but one week ahead of 92 average.

Winter Wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 24 fair, 64 good, and 10 excellent, well above 45 percent good to excellent last year.