According to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics
Service, increased rainfall allowed 5.4 days suitable for
fieldwork during the week ending October 10, 2021.
Reports indicated that warm weather slowed sugarbeet
harvesting. Harvesting of row crops was the week’s
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 4 percent very
short, 21 percent short, 70 percent adequate and
5 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated
11 percent very short, 36 percent short,
51 percent adequate and 2 percent surplus.
Corn in the mature stage reached 97 percent, equal to
last year but ten days ahead of the 5-year average. Corn
harvested for grain reached 36 percent, two days ahead
of last year and twelve days ahead of the average.
Moisture content was 19 percent. Corn condition rated
40 percent good to excellent.
Soybeans harvested reached 83 percent, equal to last
year but over two weeks ahead of the average.
Dry beans harvest was 92 percent complete. Potatoes
were 82 percent harvested. Sunflowers reached
33 percent harvested. Sunflower condition rated
45 percent good to excellent. Sugarbeets reached
17 percent harvested. Sugarbeets condition rated
72 percent good to excellent.
Pasture condition was 16 percent very poor, 28 percent
poor, 38 percent fair, 15 percent good and 3 percent
excellent. No reports of livestock concerns were received.