According to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics
Service, scattered rainfall allowed 5.3 days suitable for
fieldwork during the week ending October 3, 2021.
Harvesting crops was the week’s primary activity.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 7 percent very
short, 24 percent short, 67 percent adequate and
2 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated
15 percent very short, 37 percent short,
47 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus.
Ninety percent of the corn crop was mature, two days
behind last year but eleven days ahead of the 5-year
average. Corn harvested for grain reached 20 percent,
three days ahead of last year and eleven days ahead of
the average. Moisture content of field corn being
harvested for grain was at 21 percent. Corn silage
harvested neared completion at 97 percent. Corn
condition rated 39 percent good to excellent.
Soybeans dropping leaves reached 97 percent, five days
ahead of last year and ten days ahead of the 5-year
average. Soybeans harvested reached 62 percent, two
days ahead of last year and two weeks ahead of the
average. Soybean condition rated 36 percent good to
Dry beans harvest was 86 percent complete. Potatoes
were 73 percent harvested. Sunflowers reached
16 percent harvested. Sunflower condition rated
40 percent good to excellent. Sugarbeets reached
14 percent harvested. Sugarbeets condition rated
74 percent good to excellent.
Pasture condition was 22 percent very poor, 29 percent
poor, 37 percent fair, 12 percent good and 0 percent
excellent. No reports of livestock concerns were