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Plains Edition USDA Information for 10-30-10

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending October 24, 2010

Weather conditions have allowed producers to make excellent harvest progress for the fourth week in a row, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Soybean harvest neared completion at 96 percent, approximately two weeks ahead of average. Corn harvest jumped to 74 percent complete, about 3 weeks ahead of average. Crops are drying down in the field saving producers on drying costs. Harvested fields were beginning to get worked up as well as some fertilizer applications being made. Rangeland is starting to show some stress due to the dry conditions.

Temperatures averaged 4 degrees above normal across Nebraska. High temperatures reached the mid to upper 70’s across the state while lows were recorded in the upper 20’s to low 30’s. Light precipitation fell late in the week mostly in the western two-thirds of the state and the far southeast counties. The North Central District averaged the most moisture at over .5 of an inch.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvest was 74 percent complete, well ahead of 15 last year and 38 average.

Soybeans harvested was 96 percent, well ahead of 62 last year and 78 average.

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Sorghum mature was 95 percent, ahead of last year’s 86 and 91 average. Sorghum harvested was 52 percent, well ahead of 8 last year and 34 average.

Winter wheat conditions rated 7 percent poor, 53 fair, 36 good, and 4 excellent. Winter wheat emerged was 91 percent, ahead of last year’s 85 but equal to average.

Proso millet harvest was at 96 percent, ahead of 65 last year and 89 average.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 3 poor, 25 fair, 64 good, and 6 excellent, above year ago levels.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 78 max, 28 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 76 max, 28 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 77 max, 23 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 79 max, 26 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 38% adequate, 0% surplus. Subsoil: 57% adequate, 1% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.31 – 107% of normal.

NC: .0.57 – 129% of normal.

CEN: 0.39 – 127% of normal.

SW: 0.39 – 114% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 74% Corn harvested, 96% Proso millet harvested, 95% Sorghum mature, 52% Sorghum harvested, 96% Soybeans harvested, 91% Winter wheat emerged.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending October 24, 2010

Weather conditions have allowed producers to make excellent harvest progress for the fourth week in a row, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Soybean harvest neared completion at 96 percent, approximately two weeks ahead of average. Corn harvest jumped to 74 percent complete, about 3 weeks ahead of average. Crops are drying down in the field saving producers on drying costs. Harvested fields were beginning to get worked up as well as some fertilizer applications being made. Rangeland is starting to show some stress due to the dry conditions.

Temperatures averaged 4 degrees above normal across Nebraska. High temperatures reached the mid to upper 70’s across the state while lows were recorded in the upper 20’s to low 30’s. Light precipitation fell late in the week mostly in the western two-thirds of the state and the far southeast counties. The North Central District averaged the most moisture at over .5 of an inch.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvest was 74 percent complete, well ahead of 15 last year and 38 average.

Soybeans harvested was 96 percent, well ahead of 62 last year and 78 average.

Sorghum mature was 95 percent, ahead of last year’s 86 and 91 average. Sorghum harvested was 52 percent, well ahead of 8 last year and 34 average.

Winter wheat conditions rated 7 percent poor, 53 fair, 36 good, and 4 excellent. Winter wheat emerged was 91 percent, ahead of last year’s 85 but equal to average.

Proso millet harvest was at 96 percent, ahead of 65 last year and 89 average.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 3 poor, 25 fair, 64 good, and 6 excellent, above year ago levels.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 78 max, 28 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 76 max, 28 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 77 max, 23 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 79 max, 26 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 38% adequate, 0% surplus. Subsoil: 57% adequate, 1% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.31 – 107% of normal.

NC: .0.57 – 129% of normal.

CEN: 0.39 – 127% of normal.

SW: 0.39 – 114% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 74% Corn harvested, 96% Proso millet harvested, 95% Sorghum mature, 52% Sorghum harvested, 96% Soybeans harvested, 91% Winter wheat emerged.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending October 24, 2010

Weather conditions have allowed producers to make excellent harvest progress for the fourth week in a row, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Soybean harvest neared completion at 96 percent, approximately two weeks ahead of average. Corn harvest jumped to 74 percent complete, about 3 weeks ahead of average. Crops are drying down in the field saving producers on drying costs. Harvested fields were beginning to get worked up as well as some fertilizer applications being made. Rangeland is starting to show some stress due to the dry conditions.

Temperatures averaged 4 degrees above normal across Nebraska. High temperatures reached the mid to upper 70’s across the state while lows were recorded in the upper 20’s to low 30’s. Light precipitation fell late in the week mostly in the western two-thirds of the state and the far southeast counties. The North Central District averaged the most moisture at over .5 of an inch.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvest was 74 percent complete, well ahead of 15 last year and 38 average.

Soybeans harvested was 96 percent, well ahead of 62 last year and 78 average.

Sorghum mature was 95 percent, ahead of last year’s 86 and 91 average. Sorghum harvested was 52 percent, well ahead of 8 last year and 34 average.

Winter wheat conditions rated 7 percent poor, 53 fair, 36 good, and 4 excellent. Winter wheat emerged was 91 percent, ahead of last year’s 85 but equal to average.

Proso millet harvest was at 96 percent, ahead of 65 last year and 89 average.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 3 poor, 25 fair, 64 good, and 6 excellent, above year ago levels.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 78 max, 28 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 76 max, 28 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 77 max, 23 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 79 max, 26 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 38% adequate, 0% surplus. Subsoil: 57% adequate, 1% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.31 – 107% of normal.

NC: .0.57 – 129% of normal.

CEN: 0.39 – 127% of normal.

SW: 0.39 – 114% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 74% Corn harvested, 96% Proso millet harvested, 95% Sorghum mature, 52% Sorghum harvested, 96% Soybeans harvested, 91% Winter wheat emerged.