Crop Progress: Harvest 2021 Continues Ahead of Average
For the week ending Oct. 24, 2021, there were 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 8% very short, 32% short, 58% adequate and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 12% very short, 41% short, 45% adequate and 2% surplus.
Field Crops Report:
Corn condition rated 4% very poor, 7% poor, 18% fair, 44% good and 27% excellent. Corn harvested was 60%, behind 73% last year, but ahead of 47% for the five-year average.
Soybeans harvested was 88%, behind 96% last year, but ahead of 77% average.
Winter wheat condition rated 2% very poor, 9% poor, 30% fair, 51% good and 8% excellent. Winter wheat planted was 97%, equal to both last year and average. Emerged was 84%, near 82% last year and 86% average.
Sorghum mature was 96%, near 98% both last year and average. Harvested was 72%, behind 79% last year, but ahead of 54% average.
Dry edible beans harvested was 92%, near 96% last year.
Pasture and Range Report:
Pasture and range conditions rated 12% very poor, 19% poor, 53% fair, 15% good and 1% excellent.
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