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Plains Edition USDA Information for 11-14-09

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 8, 2009

Wwarm temperatures, wind, and sunshine allowed producers to make considerable harvest progress, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Soybean harvest was the priority for many producers and is nearing completion but still eight days behind average. Corn harvest remained behind last year and over three weeks behind the average with producers still reporting excess grain moisture levels. Corn harvest continues to be the latest since 1967.

Temperatures averaged six degrees above normal across the state and ranged from highs in the low 80’s to lows near 20. There was no significant precipitation reported.

Field Crops Report: Corn conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 6 poor, 13 fair, 53 good, and 26 excellent, near last year’s 78 percent good or excellent rating. Irrigated fields rated 83 percent good or excellent while dryland fields rated 74, both above year ago levels. Corn harvested was 30 percent complete, well behind last year’s 55 and 25 days behind the 77 average.

Soybean harvest was 90 percent complete, behind last year’s 96 and 8 days behind the 97 average.

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Dry bean harvest was 95 percent complete, behind last year’s 100 and the 99 average.

Sorghum conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 25 fair, 56 good, and 14 excellent. Sorghum harvest was 27 percent complete, well behind last year’s 48 and 23 days behind the 78 average.

Winter wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 26 fair, 66 good, and 7 excellent, below last year’s 83 percent good or excellent rating.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 5 poor, 19 fair, 59 good, and 15 excellent, above last year’s 63 percent good or excellent condition.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 79 max, 22 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 83 max, 25 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 84 max, 27 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 81 max, 25 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 82% adequate, 16% surplus. Subsoil: 84% adequate, 7% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.02 – 141% of normal.

NC: 0.00 – 123% of normal.

CEN: 0.01 – 107% of normal.

SW: 0.02 – 152% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 30% Corn harvested, 95% Dry beans harvested, 27% Sorghum harvested, 90% Soybeans harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 8, 2009

Wwarm temperatures, wind, and sunshine allowed producers to make considerable harvest progress, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Soybean harvest was the priority for many producers and is nearing completion but still eight days behind average. Corn harvest remained behind last year and over three weeks behind the average with producers still reporting excess grain moisture levels. Corn harvest continues to be the latest since 1967.

Temperatures averaged six degrees above normal across the state and ranged from highs in the low 80’s to lows near 20. There was no significant precipitation reported.

Field Crops Report: Corn conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 6 poor, 13 fair, 53 good, and 26 excellent, near last year’s 78 percent good or excellent rating. Irrigated fields rated 83 percent good or excellent while dryland fields rated 74, both above year ago levels. Corn harvested was 30 percent complete, well behind last year’s 55 and 25 days behind the 77 average.

Soybean harvest was 90 percent complete, behind last year’s 96 and 8 days behind the 97 average.

Dry bean harvest was 95 percent complete, behind last year’s 100 and the 99 average.

Sorghum conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 25 fair, 56 good, and 14 excellent. Sorghum harvest was 27 percent complete, well behind last year’s 48 and 23 days behind the 78 average.

Winter wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 26 fair, 66 good, and 7 excellent, below last year’s 83 percent good or excellent rating.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 5 poor, 19 fair, 59 good, and 15 excellent, above last year’s 63 percent good or excellent condition.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 79 max, 22 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 83 max, 25 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 84 max, 27 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 81 max, 25 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 82% adequate, 16% surplus. Subsoil: 84% adequate, 7% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.02 – 141% of normal.

NC: 0.00 – 123% of normal.

CEN: 0.01 – 107% of normal.

SW: 0.02 – 152% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 30% Corn harvested, 95% Dry beans harvested, 27% Sorghum harvested, 90% Soybeans harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 8, 2009

Wwarm temperatures, wind, and sunshine allowed producers to make considerable harvest progress, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Soybean harvest was the priority for many producers and is nearing completion but still eight days behind average. Corn harvest remained behind last year and over three weeks behind the average with producers still reporting excess grain moisture levels. Corn harvest continues to be the latest since 1967.

Temperatures averaged six degrees above normal across the state and ranged from highs in the low 80’s to lows near 20. There was no significant precipitation reported.

Field Crops Report: Corn conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 6 poor, 13 fair, 53 good, and 26 excellent, near last year’s 78 percent good or excellent rating. Irrigated fields rated 83 percent good or excellent while dryland fields rated 74, both above year ago levels. Corn harvested was 30 percent complete, well behind last year’s 55 and 25 days behind the 77 average.

Soybean harvest was 90 percent complete, behind last year’s 96 and 8 days behind the 97 average.

Dry bean harvest was 95 percent complete, behind last year’s 100 and the 99 average.

Sorghum conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 25 fair, 56 good, and 14 excellent. Sorghum harvest was 27 percent complete, well behind last year’s 48 and 23 days behind the 78 average.

Winter wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 26 fair, 66 good, and 7 excellent, below last year’s 83 percent good or excellent rating.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 5 poor, 19 fair, 59 good, and 15 excellent, above last year’s 63 percent good or excellent condition.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 79 max, 22 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 83 max, 25 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 84 max, 27 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 81 max, 25 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 82% adequate, 16% surplus. Subsoil: 84% adequate, 7% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.02 – 141% of normal.

NC: 0.00 – 123% of normal.

CEN: 0.01 – 107% of normal.

SW: 0.02 – 152% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 30% Corn harvested, 95% Dry beans harvested, 27% Sorghum harvested, 90% Soybeans harvested.