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Nebraska Farmers Get Nearly Perfect Week Suitable for Fieldwork
Nebraska Ag Connection - 10/13/2021

For the week ending Sunday, there were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 7% very short, 38% short, 54% adequate, and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 12% very short, 44% short, 43% adequate, and 1% surplus.

Corn condition rated 5% very poor, 7% poor, 18% fair, 44% good, and 26% excellent. Corn mature was 93%, near 95% last year and 89% for the five-year average. Harvested was 29%, near 32% last year, but ahead of 22% average.

Soybean condition rated 2% very poor, 5% poor, 18% fair, 52% good, and 23% excellent. Soybeans harvested was 60%, behind 78% last year, but ahead of 42% average.

Winter wheat planted was 88%, equal to last year, and near 89% average. Emerged was 60%, near 56% last year and 63% average.

Sorghum condition rated 6% very poor, 14% poor, 28% fair, 38% good, and 14% excellent. Sorghum mature was 90%, near 94% last year and 89% average. Harvested was 38%, ahead of 29% last year and 24% average.

Dry edible beans harvested was 81%, behind 86% last year.

Pasture and range conditions rated 12% very poor, 14% poor, 57% fair, 16% good, and 1% excellent.

Data for this news were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency, UNL Extension Service, and other reporters across the State.


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