Crop Progress: Soil Moisture, Pasture Conditions Decline

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Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Crop Progress: Soil Moisture, Pasture Conditions Decline

For the week ending Nov. 12, 2023, there were 6.8 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 29% very short, 32% short, 39% adequate and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 35% very short, 37% short, 28% adequate and 0% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn harvested was 91%, near 94% last year, but ahead of 86% for the five-year average.

Winter wheat condition rated 5% very poor, 13% poor, 36% fair, 35% good, and 11% excellent.

Sorghum harvested was 90%, near 92% last year and 88% average.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 10% very poor, 15% poor, 36% fair, 35% good and 4% excellent.

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