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Plains Edition USDA Information for 12-12-09

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending December 6, 2009

Clear conditions allowed harvest to move forward, but limited drying capacity continues to slow progress. Long lines at elevators continue to be reported and deliveries of high moisture grain have been limited to keep up with drying demands. Producers in the southeastern third of the state are nearing completion, while the majority of the crop remaining to be harvested is in the western and northern counties.

Temperatures averaged four degrees below normal across the state. Temperatures varied from lows below zero to highs in the low 60’s. Precipitation was limited with snow being recorded in the Panhandle at midweek and across much of the south on Sunday.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvested was 88 percent complete. Sorghum harvest was 87 percent complete.

Winter wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 29 fair, 62 good, and 8 excellent.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 59 max, -5 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 59 max, -3 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 59 max, 2 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 60 max, -1 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 89% adequate, 6% surplus. Subsoil: 89% adequate, 3% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.14 – 140% of normal.

NC: 0.00 – 115% of normal.

CEN: 0.00 – 106% of normal.

SW: 0.00 – 148% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 88% Corn harvested, 87% Sorghum harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending December 6, 2009

Clear conditions allowed harvest to move forward, but limited drying capacity continues to slow progress. Long lines at elevators continue to be reported and deliveries of high moisture grain have been limited to keep up with drying demands. Producers in the southeastern third of the state are nearing completion, while the majority of the crop remaining to be harvested is in the western and northern counties.

Temperatures averaged four degrees below normal across the state. Temperatures varied from lows below zero to highs in the low 60’s. Precipitation was limited with snow being recorded in the Panhandle at midweek and across much of the south on Sunday.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvested was 88 percent complete. Sorghum harvest was 87 percent complete.

Winter wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 29 fair, 62 good, and 8 excellent.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 59 max, -5 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 59 max, -3 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 59 max, 2 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 60 max, -1 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 89% adequate, 6% surplus. Subsoil: 89% adequate, 3% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.14 – 140% of normal.

NC: 0.00 – 115% of normal.

CEN: 0.00 – 106% of normal.

SW: 0.00 – 148% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 88% Corn harvested, 87% Sorghum harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending December 6, 2009

Clear conditions allowed harvest to move forward, but limited drying capacity continues to slow progress. Long lines at elevators continue to be reported and deliveries of high moisture grain have been limited to keep up with drying demands. Producers in the southeastern third of the state are nearing completion, while the majority of the crop remaining to be harvested is in the western and northern counties.

Temperatures averaged four degrees below normal across the state. Temperatures varied from lows below zero to highs in the low 60’s. Precipitation was limited with snow being recorded in the Panhandle at midweek and across much of the south on Sunday.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvested was 88 percent complete. Sorghum harvest was 87 percent complete.

Winter wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 29 fair, 62 good, and 8 excellent.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 59 max, -5 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 59 max, -3 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 59 max, 2 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 60 max, -1 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 89% adequate, 6% surplus. Subsoil: 89% adequate, 3% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.14 – 140% of normal.

NC: 0.00 – 115% of normal.

CEN: 0.00 – 106% of normal.

SW: 0.00 – 148% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 88% Corn harvested, 87% Sorghum harvested.


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