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Plains USDA Information for 11-26-11

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 20, 2011

Snow in portions of the west and south slowed final wrap up of fall harvest, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Statewide, corn harvest averaged 97 percent complete with progress near 80 percent in the Panhandle. Sorghum harvest progress was virtually complete at 98 percent. Fall tillage continued with anhydrous ammonia applications active. Soil moisture supplies continued below average for this time of year.

Weather Summary: Temperatures for the week averaged 3 degrees below normal for the state. High temperatures were mainly in the 60’s and lows dipped into the single digits. The eastern half of the state was dry with snow being recorded in the Panhandle, Southwest and South Central counties.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff & Sidney

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Temperature – 64 max, 9 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 64 max, 8 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 61 max, 7 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 73 max, 10 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 59% adequate, 0% surplus.

Subsoil: 62% adequate, 1% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.03 – 135% of normal.

NC: .0.01 – 127% of normal.

CEN: 0.01 – 124% of normal.

SW: 0.08 – 131% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 97% Corn harvested, 98% Sorghum harvested.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvest was at 97 percent, behind 99 last year but two weeks ahead of 85 average. Sorghum harvested was 98 percent, near 99 last year but well ahead of 85 average. Winter Wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 20 fair, 69 good, and 10 excellent, well above 45 percent good to excellent last year and 62 average.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 20, 2011

Snow in portions of the west and south slowed final wrap up of fall harvest, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Statewide, corn harvest averaged 97 percent complete with progress near 80 percent in the Panhandle. Sorghum harvest progress was virtually complete at 98 percent. Fall tillage continued with anhydrous ammonia applications active. Soil moisture supplies continued below average for this time of year.

Weather Summary: Temperatures for the week averaged 3 degrees below normal for the state. High temperatures were mainly in the 60’s and lows dipped into the single digits. The eastern half of the state was dry with snow being recorded in the Panhandle, Southwest and South Central counties.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff & Sidney

Temperature – 64 max, 9 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 64 max, 8 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 61 max, 7 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 73 max, 10 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 59% adequate, 0% surplus.

Subsoil: 62% adequate, 1% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.03 – 135% of normal.

NC: .0.01 – 127% of normal.

CEN: 0.01 – 124% of normal.

SW: 0.08 – 131% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 97% Corn harvested, 98% Sorghum harvested.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvest was at 97 percent, behind 99 last year but two weeks ahead of 85 average. Sorghum harvested was 98 percent, near 99 last year but well ahead of 85 average. Winter Wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 20 fair, 69 good, and 10 excellent, well above 45 percent good to excellent last year and 62 average.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 20, 2011

Snow in portions of the west and south slowed final wrap up of fall harvest, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Statewide, corn harvest averaged 97 percent complete with progress near 80 percent in the Panhandle. Sorghum harvest progress was virtually complete at 98 percent. Fall tillage continued with anhydrous ammonia applications active. Soil moisture supplies continued below average for this time of year.

Weather Summary: Temperatures for the week averaged 3 degrees below normal for the state. High temperatures were mainly in the 60’s and lows dipped into the single digits. The eastern half of the state was dry with snow being recorded in the Panhandle, Southwest and South Central counties.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff & Sidney

Temperature – 64 max, 9 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 64 max, 8 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 61 max, 7 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 73 max, 10 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 59% adequate, 0% surplus.

Subsoil: 62% adequate, 1% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.03 – 135% of normal.

NC: .0.01 – 127% of normal.

CEN: 0.01 – 124% of normal.

SW: 0.08 – 131% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 97% Corn harvested, 98% Sorghum harvested.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvest was at 97 percent, behind 99 last year but two weeks ahead of 85 average. Sorghum harvested was 98 percent, near 99 last year but well ahead of 85 average. Winter Wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 20 fair, 69 good, and 10 excellent, well above 45 percent good to excellent last year and 62 average.