For the week ending Sept. 12, 2021, corn maturity was 35%, ahead of the 29% average. Soybeans dropping leaves was 47%, ahead of the 37% average, harvested was 1%. Sorghum maturity was 27%, ahead of the 18% average, harvested was 2%.
For the week ending Sept. 5, 2021, there were 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 7% very short, 25% short, 66% adequate and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 14% very short, 40% short, 46% adequate and 0% surplus.
For the week ending Aug. 29, 2021, corn mature was 8%, near 10% last year and 5% average. Soybeans setting pods was 97%, near 100% last year and 95% average. Sorghum maturity was 2%, equal to both last year and average.
During the first two weeks of September, growers of small grains around the country will be contacted by USDA NASS for a survey on the 2021 production and supply of small grains — including wheat, oats, barley and rye.