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Week Ending November 8, 2009

Agricultural Summary

Dry, warm conditions allowed producers to return to fieldwork and advanced a harvest that is well behind normal. Topsoil moisture, statewide, is rated 79 percent adequate and 21 percent surplus. There were 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork. Fall tillage is 18 percent complete, 27 days behind last year and 26 days behind the normal of 50 percent. Grain movement from farm to elevator rates 7 percent none, 20 percent light, 43 percent moderate and 30 percent heavy. Off – Farm storage availability rates 32 percent short, 64 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus. On-Farm storage availability rates 35 percent short, 60 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus.

Field Crops Report

Corn harvest is 62 percent complete, 8 days behind last year, and 36 days behind the normal of 89 percent. The moisture content of corn harvested is 18 percent statewide with a range of 15 to 21 percent. Corn condition is rated 3 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 17 percent excellent. Ninety-seven percent of the soybeans are rated mature. Soybean harvest advanced 31 points during the week to 64 percent complete, 4 days behind last year and 11 days behind a normal of 82 percent. The northern third and the west-central district showed about a 40 point increase in harvest. Soybean condition is rated 3 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 46 percent good, and 18 percent excellent. Cotton harvest is 33 percent complete, 29 days behind last year and 33 days behind the normal of 84 percent. Cotton condition is 15 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 2 percent excellent. Rice harvest is 92 percent complete, 14 days behind last year and 19 days behind a normal of 99 percent. Sorghum mature is at 97 percent. The sorghum harvest is 55 percent complete, 7 days behind last year and 28 days behind the normal of 84 percent. Sorghum condition is rated 5 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 55 percent good, and 7 percent excellent. Winter wheat seeding is 38 percent complete, 15 days behind last year and 23 days behind a normal of 80 percent. Emergence is at 21 percent, 14 days behind last year and 20 days behind normal.

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition is rated 1 very poor, 3 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 62 percent good, and 11 percent excellent. Pasture conditions are the poorest in the eastern third of the State.

Weather Summary

Temperatures averaged 3 to 4 degrees above average in the southeast district and 7 to 9 degrees above average across the rest of the State. Virtually no rainfall was received during the week across the State. The north-central, west-central and south-central districts had a little precipitation with 0.01 of an inch.

Audio Commentary

Weekly Crop Progress and Condition Audio Commentary by State Director Gene Danekas is available at:on the
Missouri Field Office Audio Publications page.

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Missouri/Publications/Audio/


Weather Data

Hourly and daily weather data from stations throughout the state is available at: at the
Missouri Historical Agricultural Weather Database.

http://agebb.missouri.edu/weather/history/

District Summaries As Of November 8, 2009
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 6.4 6.7 6.1 6.6 6.3 6.4 5.6 6.8 6.2 6.2
Last Year 5.3 4.9 4.1 5.0 4.4 5.5 6.1 6.0 6.4 6.0
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Adequate 79 91 94 48 69 80 73 100 81 76
Surplus 21 9 6 52 31 20 27 0 19 22
Ground Worked Fall Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 18 21 15 9 11 20 18 23 39 20
Last Year 49 31 31 24 46 56 63 70 88 65
Normal 50                  
Corn Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 62 49 44 33 72 69 58 97 87 100
Last Year 70 50 68 48 81 84 69 92 97 100
Normal 89                  
Soybeans Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 64 72 69 58 61 69 54 17 47 65
Last Year 74 72 71 71 48 79 69 37 83 88
Normal 82                  
Sorghum Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 55 40 20 18 72 35 34 71 98 87
Last Year 67 89 63 51 78 44 39 62 99 100
Normal 84                  
Winter Wheat Planted, Percent                    
This Year 38 77 57 15 28 31 28 28 54 51
Last Year 76 90 68 69 67 60 86 74 83 89
Normal 80                  
Winter Wheat Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 21 67 41 12 23 9 8 16 48 25
Last Year 48 83 60 38 28 34 49 45 64 64
Normal 61                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 3 1 2 1 0 11 2 0 3 2
Poor 6 2 6 6 4 12 8 0 5 6
Fair 24 23 21 40 18 28 23 8 11 15
Good 50 56 53 47 53 39 50 72 26 51
Excellent 17 18 18 6 25 10 17 20 55 26
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 3 1 2 1 0 8 3 0 7 3
Poor 8 6 10 9 3 9 6 0 11 13
Fair 25 20 17 32 19 29 26 40 10 30
Good 46 51 41 49 52 39 51 58 30 41
Excellent 18 22 30 9 26 15 14 2 42 13
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poor 5 1 12 7 1 3 2 0 0 9
Fair 33 49 25 32 15 37 49 7 14 39
Good 55 48 47 57 68 60 40 92 23 44
Excellent 7 2 12 4 16 0 9 1 63 8
OFF-Farm Storage Availability                    
Short 32 43 17 14 47 40 7 34 0 29
Adequate 64 53 83 70 49 58 93 66 100 71
Surplus 4 4 0 16 4 2 0 0 0 0
ON-Farm Storage Availability                    
Short 35 29 35 39 45 40 29 22 38 24
Adequate 60 64 62 47 48 59 71 78 62 76
Surplus 5 7 3 14 7 1 0 0 0 0
Average Precipitation 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.00 0.01 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.00