Dry and cold conditions allowed for 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending November 17, 2019, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. 

Field activities for the week consisted of harvesting crops. The crops coming out of fields are often reported as wetter than usual for this time of year, with many producers looking to dry their crop. 

However, those looking to dry their crop continue to face concerns of LP gas shortages.

Topsoil moisture condition was rated 0 percent very short, 0 percent short, 66 percent adequate and 34 percent surplus. 

Subsoil moisture condition was rated 0 percent very short, 1 percent short, 64 percent adequate and 35 percent surplus.

Corn harvested for grain reached 77 percent, 13 days behind the average. Corn moisture content of grain at harvest averaged 21 percent, down 1 percentage point from the previous week. 

Ninety-seven percent of the soybean crop has been harvested, 1 week behind last year and 15 days behind normal.

Dry edible beans harvested reached 97 percent this week, 35 days behind the average. Sunflowers harvested reached 69 percent this week, 3 weeks behind normal.