LINCOLN, Neb. November 26, 2018 – For the week ending November 25, 2018, there were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 1 percent very short, 4 short, 88 adequate, and 7 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 1 percent very short, 9 short, 85 adequate, and 5 surplus.
This is the last weekly Crop Progress and Condition report for the 2018 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. The first monthly report (for December) will be issued January 2, 2019. Weekly reports will begin April 1st for the 2019 season.
Field Crops Report: Corn harvested was 94 percent, near 96 last year and 97 for the five-year average.
Winter wheat condition rated 2 percent very poor, 7 poor, 25 fair, 46 good, and 20 excellent. Sorghum harvested was 95 percent, equal to last year, and near 98 average.
Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 3 poor, 22 fair, 66 good, and 7 excellent.
Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency, UNL Extension Service, and other reporters across the State.