Weather Alert

Corn Harvest Advances,Soybean Harvest Nearly Complete

Harvest continued despite wet field conditions during the week ending October 31, 2021 according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. 

There were 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork, the fewest number of days since the week ending September 5, 2021. 

Field activities for the week included lifting sugarbeets, combining, tilling, and manure applications. 

Topsoil moisture supplies increased to 4 percent very short, 16 percent short, 71 percent adequate and 9 percent surplus. 

Subsoil moisture supplies increased slightly to 8 percent very short, 28 percent short, 60 percent adequate and 4 percent surplus. 

Corn harvested for grain reached 83 percent, one day ahead of last year and 11 days ahead of the 5-year average. 

Average corn moisture content of grain at harvest remained at 18 percent. 

The soybean  harvest was nearly finished at 98 percent, twelve days ahead of the average.

Sunflower harvest was almost finished at 95 percent complete, 5 days behind last year. Sugarbeets advanced to 93 percent harvested, 4 days ahead of average. 

Pasture condition was rated 14 percent very poor, 25 percent poor, 40 percent fair, 20 percent good and 1 percent excellent.

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