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Plains Edition USDA Information for 11-28-09

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 22, 2009

A third consecutive week of dry weather allowed corn and sorghum harvests to make good progress, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Corn and sorghum harvests are now two and a half weeks behind the average with many producers still reporting high grain moisture levels. Drying capacity continues to limit harvest progress. Long wait times at some elevators are being reported with facilities limiting deliveries of wet grain. Other activities included moving cattle onto stalks, fall tillage, and applying fertilizer.

Temperatures averaged three degrees above normal across the state and ranged from near 60 to lows in the lower double digits. Precipitation was absent across the majority of the state. Snow fell in southeast counties early in the week with the district reporting over three quarters of an inch of moisture.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvested was 65 percent complete, well behind last year’s 80 and 18 days behind the 92 average.

Sorghum harvest was 68 percent complete, behind last year’s 75 and 19 days behind the average of 93.

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Winter wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 28 fair, 59 good, and 12 excellent, below last year’s 79 percent good or excellent rating.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 20 fair, 60 good, and 15 excellent, above last year’s good or excellent condition.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 69 max, 13 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 64 max, 20 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 68 max, 24 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 67 max, 21 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 92% adequate, 5% surplus. Subsoil: 90% adequate, 3% surplus.

Precipitation in inches

NW: 0.25 – 142% of normal.

NC: 0.00 – 119% of normal.

CEN: 0.00 – 108% of normal.

SW: 0.02 – 150% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 65% Corn harvested, 68% Sorghum harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 22, 2009

A third consecutive week of dry weather allowed corn and sorghum harvests to make good progress, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Corn and sorghum harvests are now two and a half weeks behind the average with many producers still reporting high grain moisture levels. Drying capacity continues to limit harvest progress. Long wait times at some elevators are being reported with facilities limiting deliveries of wet grain. Other activities included moving cattle onto stalks, fall tillage, and applying fertilizer.

Temperatures averaged three degrees above normal across the state and ranged from near 60 to lows in the lower double digits. Precipitation was absent across the majority of the state. Snow fell in southeast counties early in the week with the district reporting over three quarters of an inch of moisture.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvested was 65 percent complete, well behind last year’s 80 and 18 days behind the 92 average.

Sorghum harvest was 68 percent complete, behind last year’s 75 and 19 days behind the average of 93.

Winter wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 28 fair, 59 good, and 12 excellent, below last year’s 79 percent good or excellent rating.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 20 fair, 60 good, and 15 excellent, above last year’s good or excellent condition.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 69 max, 13 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 64 max, 20 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 68 max, 24 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 67 max, 21 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 92% adequate, 5% surplus. Subsoil: 90% adequate, 3% surplus.

Precipitation in inches

NW: 0.25 – 142% of normal.

NC: 0.00 – 119% of normal.

CEN: 0.00 – 108% of normal.

SW: 0.02 – 150% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 65% Corn harvested, 68% Sorghum harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 22, 2009

A third consecutive week of dry weather allowed corn and sorghum harvests to make good progress, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Corn and sorghum harvests are now two and a half weeks behind the average with many producers still reporting high grain moisture levels. Drying capacity continues to limit harvest progress. Long wait times at some elevators are being reported with facilities limiting deliveries of wet grain. Other activities included moving cattle onto stalks, fall tillage, and applying fertilizer.

Temperatures averaged three degrees above normal across the state and ranged from near 60 to lows in the lower double digits. Precipitation was absent across the majority of the state. Snow fell in southeast counties early in the week with the district reporting over three quarters of an inch of moisture.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvested was 65 percent complete, well behind last year’s 80 and 18 days behind the 92 average.

Sorghum harvest was 68 percent complete, behind last year’s 75 and 19 days behind the average of 93.

Winter wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 28 fair, 59 good, and 12 excellent, below last year’s 79 percent good or excellent rating.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 20 fair, 60 good, and 15 excellent, above last year’s good or excellent condition.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 69 max, 13 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 64 max, 20 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 68 max, 24 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 67 max, 21 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 92% adequate, 5% surplus. Subsoil: 90% adequate, 3% surplus.

Precipitation in inches

NW: 0.25 – 142% of normal.

NC: 0.00 – 119% of normal.

CEN: 0.00 – 108% of normal.

SW: 0.02 – 150% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 65% Corn harvested, 68% Sorghum harvested.