Favorable weather conditions allowed farmers 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending May 29, 2022, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. 

Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 0 percent very short, 2 percent short, 70 percent adequate, and 28 percent surplus. 

Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 0 percent very short, 5 percent short, 71 percent adequate, and 24 percent surplus. 

Corn planting reached 82 percent complete, 21 days behind last year and 10 days behind the 5-year average. Corn emergence reached 42 percent. 

Soybean planting was 55 percent complete, 22 days behind last year and 12 days behind the 5-year average. Soybean emergence reached 20 percent. Spring wheat was 53 percent planted and 10 percent emerged. 

Oats were 78 percent planted and 50 percent emerged. Oats condition was 1 percent very poor, 1 percent poor, 40 percent fair, 51 percent good, and 7  percent excellent. 

Barley was 48 percent planted and 20 percent emerged. 

Dry edible beans planted was at 20 percent, potatoes planted at 78 percent, and sugarbeets planted at 65 percent. 

Alfalfa hay first cutting was at 6 percent. 

All hay condition was rated at 3 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 48 percent good, and 7 percent excellent. 

Pasture condition was rated at 3 percent very poor, 10 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 47 percent good, and 8 percent excellent.