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Plains USDA Information for 12-4-10

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 28, 2010

The remaining row crops fields were being harvested, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Winter wheat conditions continue to reflect the lack of moisture. Fall tillage and fertilizer application were in the last stages as soil temperatures have now fallen below freezing in the western half of the state. Cattle were grazing corn stalks.

Temperatures averaged 5-8 degrees below normal across the north and 2-5 below average across the south. Statewide, highs reached the low 60’s while lows fell to below zero. Precipitation totals were limited with much of the state not receiving any moisture.

Field Crops Report: Winter wheat conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 10 poor, 44 fair, 39 good, and 6 excellent, well below the 68 good to excellent last year. Fall emergence is now complete.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 7 poor, 34 fair, 54 good, and 3 excellent, below year ago levels.

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Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 58 max, 0 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 57 max, -3 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 58 max, -1 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 62 max, 1 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 43% adequate, 1% surplus. Subsoil: 54% adequate, 1% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.04 – 107% of normal.

NC: .0.01 – 127% of normal.

CEN: 0.00 – 122% of normal.

SW: 0.01 – 111% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 100% Winter wheat emerged.

LAST WEEKLY WEATHER & CROPS FOR 2010

This is the last Weekly Weather and Crops report for the 2010 growing season.

We would like to extend our appreciation to the dedicated county FSA and extension staff who supplied the necessary information for these reports.

For December through March, we will issue monthly reports. Weekly reports will begin April 4th for the 2011 season.

Happy Holidays,

Dean C. Groskurth,

Director

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 28, 2010

The remaining row crops fields were being harvested, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Winter wheat conditions continue to reflect the lack of moisture. Fall tillage and fertilizer application were in the last stages as soil temperatures have now fallen below freezing in the western half of the state. Cattle were grazing corn stalks.

Temperatures averaged 5-8 degrees below normal across the north and 2-5 below average across the south. Statewide, highs reached the low 60’s while lows fell to below zero. Precipitation totals were limited with much of the state not receiving any moisture.

Field Crops Report: Winter wheat conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 10 poor, 44 fair, 39 good, and 6 excellent, well below the 68 good to excellent last year. Fall emergence is now complete.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 7 poor, 34 fair, 54 good, and 3 excellent, below year ago levels.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 58 max, 0 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 57 max, -3 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 58 max, -1 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 62 max, 1 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 43% adequate, 1% surplus. Subsoil: 54% adequate, 1% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.04 – 107% of normal.

NC: .0.01 – 127% of normal.

CEN: 0.00 – 122% of normal.

SW: 0.01 – 111% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 100% Winter wheat emerged.

LAST WEEKLY WEATHER & CROPS FOR 2010

This is the last Weekly Weather and Crops report for the 2010 growing season.

We would like to extend our appreciation to the dedicated county FSA and extension staff who supplied the necessary information for these reports.

For December through March, we will issue monthly reports. Weekly reports will begin April 4th for the 2011 season.

Happy Holidays,

Dean C. Groskurth,

Director

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 28, 2010

The remaining row crops fields were being harvested, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Winter wheat conditions continue to reflect the lack of moisture. Fall tillage and fertilizer application were in the last stages as soil temperatures have now fallen below freezing in the western half of the state. Cattle were grazing corn stalks.

Temperatures averaged 5-8 degrees below normal across the north and 2-5 below average across the south. Statewide, highs reached the low 60’s while lows fell to below zero. Precipitation totals were limited with much of the state not receiving any moisture.

Field Crops Report: Winter wheat conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 10 poor, 44 fair, 39 good, and 6 excellent, well below the 68 good to excellent last year. Fall emergence is now complete.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 7 poor, 34 fair, 54 good, and 3 excellent, below year ago levels.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 58 max, 0 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 57 max, -3 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 58 max, -1 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 62 max, 1 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 43% adequate, 1% surplus. Subsoil: 54% adequate, 1% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.04 – 107% of normal.

NC: .0.01 – 127% of normal.

CEN: 0.00 – 122% of normal.

SW: 0.01 – 111% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 100% Winter wheat emerged.

LAST WEEKLY WEATHER & CROPS FOR 2010

This is the last Weekly Weather and Crops report for the 2010 growing season.

We would like to extend our appreciation to the dedicated county FSA and extension staff who supplied the necessary information for these reports.

For December through March, we will issue monthly reports. Weekly reports will begin April 4th for the 2011 season.

Happy Holidays,

Dean C. Groskurth,

Director