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.