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Plains USDA Information for 10-23-10

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending October 17, 2010

Little to no rain fell for the third week in a row allowing producers to advance harvest well ahead of the five year averages, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Soybean harvest progressed to 89 percent complete and corn reached the half way point, both two weeks or more ahead of average. Long lines and available storage at elevators caused some harvest bottlenecks for producers. Sorghum harvest was advancing with dry bean and proso millet harvests nearing completion. The last of the winter wheat fields were being seeded but the lack of rain is slowing emergence.

Temperatures averaged 2 degrees above normal across Nebraska. High temperatures reached the upper 80’s in the Southwest District and upper 70’s to low 80’s for the rest of the state. Lows were recorded in the mid 20’s in the Southwest District, giving the region its first hard freeze. Light precipitation fell early in the week in the southern two-thirds of the state. The South Central District averaged the most moisture but was limited to .15 of an inch.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvest was 50 percent complete, well ahead of 13 last year and 29 average.

Soybeans harvested was 89 percent, well ahead of 54 last year and 69 average.

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Sorghum mature was 94 percent, well ahead of last year’s 74 and 85 average. Sorghum harvested was 28 percent, ahead of 7 last year and 24 average.

Winter wheat seeding was 98 percent complete, ahead of 95 last year and 96 average. Winter wheat emerged was 81 percent, ahead of last year’s 76 but near 82 average.

Dry beans harvested was 98 percent, ahead of 92 last year and 94 average.

Proso millet harvest was at 93 percent, ahead of 63 last year and 83 average. The fourth cutting of alfalfa progressed to 91 percent, ahead of 89 last year and near 92 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 – 83 max, 29 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 84 max, 28 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 81 max, 27 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 87 max, 26 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 47% adequate, 0% surplus. Subsoil: 61% adequate, 0% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.08 – 106% of normal.

NC: .0.00 – 128% of normal.

CEN: 0.13 – 125% of normal.

SW: 0.10 – 114% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 91% Alfalfa 4th cutting, 50% Corn harvested, 98% Dry beans harvested, 93% Proso millet harvested, 94% Sorghum mature, 28% Sorghum harvested, 89% Soybeans harvested, 98% Winter wheat seeded, 81% Winter wheat emerged.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending October 17, 2010

Little to no rain fell for the third week in a row allowing producers to advance harvest well ahead of the five year averages, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Soybean harvest progressed to 89 percent complete and corn reached the half way point, both two weeks or more ahead of average. Long lines and available storage at elevators caused some harvest bottlenecks for producers. Sorghum harvest was advancing with dry bean and proso millet harvests nearing completion. The last of the winter wheat fields were being seeded but the lack of rain is slowing emergence.

Temperatures averaged 2 degrees above normal across Nebraska. High temperatures reached the upper 80’s in the Southwest District and upper 70’s to low 80’s for the rest of the state. Lows were recorded in the mid 20’s in the Southwest District, giving the region its first hard freeze. Light precipitation fell early in the week in the southern two-thirds of the state. The South Central District averaged the most moisture but was limited to .15 of an inch.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvest was 50 percent complete, well ahead of 13 last year and 29 average.

Soybeans harvested was 89 percent, well ahead of 54 last year and 69 average.

Sorghum mature was 94 percent, well ahead of last year’s 74 and 85 average. Sorghum harvested was 28 percent, ahead of 7 last year and 24 average.

Winter wheat seeding was 98 percent complete, ahead of 95 last year and 96 average. Winter wheat emerged was 81 percent, ahead of last year’s 76 but near 82 average.

Dry beans harvested was 98 percent, ahead of 92 last year and 94 average.

Proso millet harvest was at 93 percent, ahead of 63 last year and 83 average. The fourth cutting of alfalfa progressed to 91 percent, ahead of 89 last year and near 92 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 – 83 max, 29 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 84 max, 28 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 81 max, 27 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 87 max, 26 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 47% adequate, 0% surplus. Subsoil: 61% adequate, 0% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.08 – 106% of normal.

NC: .0.00 – 128% of normal.

CEN: 0.13 – 125% of normal.

SW: 0.10 – 114% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 91% Alfalfa 4th cutting, 50% Corn harvested, 98% Dry beans harvested, 93% Proso millet harvested, 94% Sorghum mature, 28% Sorghum harvested, 89% Soybeans harvested, 98% Winter wheat seeded, 81% Winter wheat emerged.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending October 17, 2010

Little to no rain fell for the third week in a row allowing producers to advance harvest well ahead of the five year averages, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Soybean harvest progressed to 89 percent complete and corn reached the half way point, both two weeks or more ahead of average. Long lines and available storage at elevators caused some harvest bottlenecks for producers. Sorghum harvest was advancing with dry bean and proso millet harvests nearing completion. The last of the winter wheat fields were being seeded but the lack of rain is slowing emergence.

Temperatures averaged 2 degrees above normal across Nebraska. High temperatures reached the upper 80’s in the Southwest District and upper 70’s to low 80’s for the rest of the state. Lows were recorded in the mid 20’s in the Southwest District, giving the region its first hard freeze. Light precipitation fell early in the week in the southern two-thirds of the state. The South Central District averaged the most moisture but was limited to .15 of an inch.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvest was 50 percent complete, well ahead of 13 last year and 29 average.

Soybeans harvested was 89 percent, well ahead of 54 last year and 69 average.

Sorghum mature was 94 percent, well ahead of last year’s 74 and 85 average. Sorghum harvested was 28 percent, ahead of 7 last year and 24 average.

Winter wheat seeding was 98 percent complete, ahead of 95 last year and 96 average. Winter wheat emerged was 81 percent, ahead of last year’s 76 but near 82 average.

Dry beans harvested was 98 percent, ahead of 92 last year and 94 average.

Proso millet harvest was at 93 percent, ahead of 63 last year and 83 average. The fourth cutting of alfalfa progressed to 91 percent, ahead of 89 last year and near 92 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 – 83 max, 29 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 84 max, 28 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 81 max, 27 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 87 max, 26 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 47% adequate, 0% surplus. Subsoil: 61% adequate, 0% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.08 – 106% of normal.

NC: .0.00 – 128% of normal.

CEN: 0.13 – 125% of normal.

SW: 0.10 – 114% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 91% Alfalfa 4th cutting, 50% Corn harvested, 98% Dry beans harvested, 93% Proso millet harvested, 94% Sorghum mature, 28% Sorghum harvested, 89% Soybeans harvested, 98% Winter wheat seeded, 81% Winter wheat emerged.