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Week Ending November 29, 2009

Agricultural Summary

Little precipitation and warm weather allowed harvest and fieldwork to progress. Topsoil moisture, statewide, is rated 73 percent adequate and 27 percent surplus. There were 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork. Fall tillage is 38 percent complete, 29 days behind last year and the normal of 76 percent. Grain movement from farm to elevator is moderate to heavy with 34 percent light, 45 percent moderate, and 14 percent heavy. Off–Farm storage availability rates 44 percent short, 53 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus. On-Farm storage availability rates 42 percent short, 54 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus.

Field Crops Report

Corn harvest is 85 percent complete, 9 days behind last year, and 28 days behind the normal of 99 percent. Harvest increased over 10 points in the northern third of the State. The moisture content of corn harvested averaged 17 percent statewide with a range of 16 to 19 percent. Soybean harvest is 93 percent complete, 4 days behind last year and 8 days behind a normal of 97 percent. Soybean harvest progressed 21 points in the southwest district, while the west-central and north-central districts increased 12 and 10 points, respectively. Cotton harvest increased 8 points to 86 percent complete, 26 days behind last year and 19 days behind the normal of 99 percent. The sorghum harvested is 88 percent complete, 7 days behind last year and 17 days behind the normal of 98 percent. Harvest in the northeast, central, and east-central districts progressed at least 10 points. Winter wheat seeding is 69 percent complete, 24 days behind last year and 27 days behind a normal of 97 percent. Seeding in the north-central and west-central districts increased 24 and 23 points respectively. Emergence is at 53 percent, 19 days behind last year and 25 days behind normal. Winter wheat condition is 10 percent poor, 47 percent fair, 41 percent good, and 2 percent excellent. Conditions in the southwest district are rated at 49 percent poor.

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition is rated 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 62 percent good, and 9 percent excellent.

Weather Summary

Temperatures averaged 2 to 3 degrees above average in the southeast district and 4 to 7 degrees above average across the rest of the State. Rainfall averaged 0.16 of an inch across the State. The northwest reported the most precipitation with 0.42 of an inch while the west-central and southwest reported the least precipitation at 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 29, 2009
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 4.5 3.3 4.3 4.5 6.2 5.0 3.6 6.5 5.3 3.7
Last Year                    
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Adequate 73 66 61 47 76 81 77 78 99 79
Surplus 27 34 39 53 24 19 23 21 1 20
Ground Worked Fall Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 38 36 45 20 24 46 38 60 62 49
Last Week 32 27 41 17 18 40 29 57 62 45
Corn Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 85 79 86 71 95 93 78 100 100 100
Last Week 76 67 75 56 86 89 74 99 99 100
Last Year                    
Normal 97                  
Soybeans Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 93 96 92 93 94 95 85 76 98 96
Last Week 87 95 82 87 82 90 77 55 97 93
Last Year                    
Normal 95                  
Cotton Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 86                 86
Last Week 78                 78
Last Year                    
Normal 97                  
Sorghum Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 88 84 91 81 96 77 65 99 100 98
Last Week 81 82 85 71 92 63 50 99 100 96
Last Year                    
Normal 96                  
Winter Wheat Planted, Percent                    
This Year 69 86 96 49 56 63 62 33 91 90
Last Week 61 85 72 48 33 50 47 32 90 86
Last Year                    
Normal 95                  
Winter Wheat Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 53 80 73 40 38 38 34 23 85 73
Last Week 44 78 48 37 28 30 22 21 82 59
Last Year                    
Normal 88                  
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Poor 10 7 4 13 8 2 10 49 1 3
Fair 47 32 36 55 63 38 38 20 15 55
Good 41 55 54 28 28 60 51 31 84 39
Excellent 2 6 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 3
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 1 2 0 9 0 0 6 0 0 0
Poor 3 9 6 7 0 1 9 0 1 1
Fair 25 36 33 41 32 16 24 19 11 58
Good 62 48 49 31 47 75 54 74 88 35
Excellent 9 5 12 12 21 8 7 7 0 6
Percent Moisture of Corn Harvested                    
Percent 17 17 17 18 17 17 18 16 19 16
Grain Movement (Farm to Elevator)                    
None 7 4 6 8 3 13 30 0 0 0
Light 34 33 41 22 30 55 45 11 91 29
Moderate 45 52 38 46 47 26 23 23 9 65
Heavy 14 11 15 24 20 6 2 66 0 6
OFF-Farm Storage Availability                    
Short 44 43 56 36 65 67 10 55 0 23
Adequate 53 54 43 55 33 33 86 44 100 77
Surplus 3 3 1 9 2 0 4 1 0 0
ON-Farm Storage Availability                    
Short 42 38 26 43 57 67 35 77 37 22
Adequate 54 56 68 48 39 31 65 22 63 78
Surplus 4 6 6 9 4 2 0 1 0 0
Average Precipitation 0.16 0.42 0.09 0.12 0.01 0.02 0.33 0.01 0.13 0.26