Scattered rains and wet fields continued to impact harvest
progress during the week ending October 27, 2019,
according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics
Service. There were 4.0 days suitable for fieldwork. Field
activities for the week mostly revolved around harvesting
crops. However, soybean fields are coming out more
quickly than corn as producers look to harvest soybeans
Topsoil moisture condition was rated 0 percent very short,
0 percent short, 53 percent adequate and 47 percent
surplus. Subsoil moisture condition was rated 0 percent
very short, 1 percent short, 53 percent adequate and
46 percent surplus.
Ninety-six percent of the corn crop was mature, 20 days
behind last year and 9 days behind normal. Corn harvested
for grain reached 22 percent, 11 days behind last year and
12 days behind the average. Corn moisture content of grain
at harvest averaged 25 percent. Corn harvested for silage
reached 95 percent this week, 13 days behind average.
Corn condition was rated 54 percent good to excellent, a
slight improvement from the previous week. Sixtytwo percent of the soybean crop has been harvested, 6 days
behind last year and 2 weeks behind average.
Dry edible beans harvested reached 76 percent this week,
30 days behind the average. Sunflowers harvested reached
20 percent this week, 20 days behind normal. Sunflower
condition rated 67 percent good to excellent, declining
slightly from the previous week. Potatoes harvested
reached 92 percent, 15 days behind average. Sugarbeet
harvest was 60 percent complete, 17 days behind normal.
Pasture condition rated 50 percent good to excellent,
declining from the previous week.