According to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics
Service, scattered storms gave farmers 4.4 days suitable
for fieldwork during the week ending October 17, 2021.
Field activities for the week included combining, tilling,
and manure applications.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 3 percent very
short, 17 percent short, 74 percent adequate and
6 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated
9 percent very short, 32 percent short,
57 percent adequate and 2 percent surplus.
Corn harvested for grain reached 53 percent, two days
behind last year but eleven days ahead of the average.
Corn moisture content of grain at harvest averaged 18
percent. Corn condition rated 37 percent good to
Soybeans harvested reached 91 percent, three days
behind last year but two weeks ahead of the average.
Dry beans harvest was 97 percent complete. Potatoes
were 92 percent harvested. Sunflowers reached
40 percent harvested. Sunflower condition rated
47 percent good to excellent. Sugarbeets reached
38 percent harvested. Sugarbeets condition rated
74 percent good to excellent.
Pasture condition was 14 percent very poor, 23 percent
poor, 39 percent fair, 19 percent good and 5 percent
excellent. No reports of livestock losses were received.