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Week Ending November 5, 2006

Agricultural Summary

Row crop harvesting resumed during the week as soils slowly dried following two weeks of rainy weather. Harvest is mostly on schedule except in the southeast, where cotton and soybean harvest have been persistently delayed by showers and overcast skies. Topsoil moisture supply is rated 17 percent very short, 27 percent short, 49 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply is at 32 percent very short, 37 percent short, 30 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. Only the northwest and southeast districts have a majority of soils rated adequate to surplus in subsoil moisture. Other districts, particularly the northeast, west-central, central, east-central, and southwest, have significant concerns about soil moisture and livestock water levels going into winter. There were 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork.

Field Crops Report

Corn harvest is 95 percent complete, slightly behind last year but 5 days ahead of normal. Most of the corn left in the field is in the northwest district, where harvest is 84 percent done. Soybean harvest advanced 14 points over last week to 85 percent complete, 4 days behind last year but 4 days ahead of the five-year average. The north-central, northeast, central, and east-central districts are over 90 percent complete, but the west-central at 79 and southeast at 71 have fallen behind last year’s pace. Ninety-two percent of the sorghum crop has been harvested, 1 day ahead of last year and 1 week ahead of normal. Cotton harvesting, at 64 percent complete, has fallen 3 weeks behind last year and 10 days behind the 5-year average. Winter wheat seeding is 84 percent complete, 6 days behind last year but 5 days ahead of average. Wheat emergence of 61 percent is 4 days behind last year but 1 day ahead of normal. Condition of the crop is rated 8 percent poor, 44 percent fair, 47 percent good, and 1 percent excellent, a slight deterioration from last week.

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition is reported as 37 percent very poor, 20 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 17 percent good, and 1 percent excellent. Hay supply is rated 26 percent very short, 28 percent short, 44 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus. Stock water supply is rated 33 percent very short, 29 percent short, and 38 percent adequate. The west-central, central, and southwest districts are critically short of stock water and hay supply for winter. Some producers in those areas are reducing herd sizes due to water and feed shortages.

Weather Summary

Temperatures were below normal throughout the State, ranging from 3 degrees below average in the northwest to 9 degrees below average in south-central counties. Rainfall was light during the week, averaging 0.25 inches. Precipitation was mostly confined to the southern part of the State, where the three southern districts each averaged over one-half inch. Northern counties received little to no rainfall.

District Summaries As Of November 5, 2006
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 5.5 6.4 5.7 5.7 6.1 5.6 5.7 6.3 4.6 3.4
Last Year 5.7 6.4 5.9 5.8 5.6 5.2 4.2 5.5 6.0 6.1
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 17 7 3 19 36 31 5 47 0 0
Short 27 14 19 46 53 34 50 27 3 0
Adequate 49 77 74 35 11 33 45 26 80 60
Surplus 7 2 4 0 0 2 0 0 17 40
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 32 14 17 37 53 41 16 91 14 0
Short 37 19 40 53 42 48 68 9 41 0
Adequate 30 66 42 10 5 11 16 0 45 91
Surplus 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Corn Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 95 84 94 94 100 99 99 100 100 100
Last Year 96 90 94 94 100 99 98 100 100 100
Normal 93                  
Soybeans Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 85 85 90 92 79 91 92 86 52 71
Last Year 90 87 89 92 91 88 84 89 92 93
Normal 80                  
Sorghum Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 92 95 80 90 99 90 89 98 100 99
Last Year 91 92 93 88 99 79 86 97 100 99
Normal 87                  
Winter Wheat Planted, Percent                    
This Year 84 92 91 91 83 82 92 95 90 76
Last Year 91 89 82 96 85 77 89 93 86 95
Normal 78                  
Winter Wheat Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 61 65 69 68 61 60 86 48 81 66
Last Year 68 60 56 81 65 49 72 69 63 74
Normal 60                  
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Poor 8 2 2 4 0 3 2 0 0 19
Fair 44 56 22 40 70 50 70 40 14 38
Good 47 35 68 55 30 47 27 60 86 42
Excellent 1 7 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 26 0 3 4 48 29 8 69 22 0
Short 28 28 13 27 38 39 34 29 13 0
Adequate 44 67 80 65 14 32 57 2 65 94
Surplus 2 5 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 6
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 33 2 6 28 53 44 14 74 16 0
Short 29 21 36 40 34 34 39 18 18 0
Adequate 38 73 58 32 13 22 47 8 66 96
Surplus 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 37 5 6 30 58 49 21 91 21 0
Poor 20 8 16 36 27 21 39 8 19 0
Fair 25 33 44 28 15 23 35 1 27 20
Good 17 50 32 5 0 7 5 0 33 71
Excellent 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 9
                     
Average Precipitation 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.13 0.28 0.56 0.69 0.53