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Week Ending November 10, 2013

Agricultural Summary

There were 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 4 percent very short, 18 percent short, 72 percent adequate, and 6 percent surplus.  Subsoil moisture supply was 18 percent very short, 30 percent short, 51 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus.  Fall tillage was 50 percent complete, 24 days behind last year and 8 days behind normal (5-year average).   

Field Crops Report

Corn harvested was 89 percent complete, 39 days behind last year but 3 days ahead of normal. Corn moisture at harvest was 16.3 percent, ranging from 14.2 percent in the southwest district to 16.7 percent in the north-central district.  Soybeans mature were 99 percent, the same as last year and normal. Soybeans harvested were 75 percent complete, 8 days behind last year and 6 days behind normal. Cotton opening bolls was 99 percent complete.  Cotton harvested was 64 percent complete, 18 days behind last year and 17 days behind normal.  Rice harvested was 99 percent complete, 15 days behind last year but 2 days ahead of normal. Sorghum harvested was 86 percent complete, 7 days behind last year but 4 days ahead of normal. Winter wheat planting was 76 percent complete, 9 days behind last year and 2 days behind normal.  Winter wheat emerged was 58 percent complete, 7 days behind last year but the same as normal.  Winter wheat condition was 1 percent poor, 52 percent fair, 45 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.  

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition was 3 percent very poor, 17 percent poor, 52 percent fair, 26 percent good, and 2 percent excellent. Supply of hay and other roughages was 1 percent very short, 7 percent short, 80 percent adequate, and 12 percent surplus.  In Webster County a few hay fields were cut in hopes of freeze drying it for baling.   Stock water supplies were 2 percent very short, 14 percent short, 81 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures ranged from 2 degrees below average to 2 degrees above average across the state.  Precipitation averaged 0.94 of an inch statewide.  The southwest district received 1.43 inches. Dade County reported 2.00 inches.

Audio Commentary

Weekly Crop Progress and Condition Audio Commentary is available 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 the
Missouri Historical Agricultural Weather Database.

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


District Summaries As Of November 10, 2013
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 4.2 4.2 3.8 5.1 3.7 4.8 5.1 3.6 4.3 3.8
Last Year 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.6 6.4 5.3 4.7 6.3 5.9 5.5
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 4 12 9 2 2 6 0 0 0 0
Short 18 40 17 16 6 29 11 6 13 9
Adequate 72 47 73 81 84 65 88 79 83 65
Surplus 6 1 1 1 8 0 1 15 4 26
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 18 33 19 67 6 15 2 1 0 0
Short 30 33 53 27 33 44 63 22 16 1
Adequate 51 33 28 5 61 41 32 76 81 93
Surplus 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 1 3 6
Ground Worked Fall Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 50 29 59 40 23 65 55 81 75 58
Last Year 74 74 68 74 64 75 81 98 90 78
Normal 61                  
Corn Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 89 82 91 85 86 90 91 87 89 99
Last Year 100                  
Normal 87                  
Soybeans Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 75 81 83 85 61 87 70 37 67 66
Last Year 88 94 93 93 74 91 83 84 78 84
Normal 85                  
Sorghum Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 86 84 75 72 75 88 75 81 100 95
Last Year 91 100 99 99 81 78 73 97 100 98
Normal 82                  
Winter Wheat Planted, Percent                    
This Year 76 91 91 95 62 84 72 70 82 75
Last Year 90 92 94 98 82 86 93 94 89 90
Normal 80                  
Winter Wheat Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 58 71 71 72 53 57 44 55 67 58
Last Year 68 73 75 79 53 55 69 67 74 70
Normal 58                  
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poor 1 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fair 52 36 39 45 37 52 14 34 85 77
Good 45 61 55 44 59 48 86 64 14 23
Excellent 2 2 1 9 4 0 0 2 1 0
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 1 6 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 7 21 6 9 6 6 6 1 7 0
Adequate 80 72 82 73 72 89 76 86 73 95
Surplus 12 1 11 15 22 5 18 13 20 5
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 2 7 1 10 0 3 0 0 0 0
Short 14 33 14 30 12 18 13 1 2 0
Adequate 81 60 85 58 82 79 77 97 94 100
Surplus 3 0 0 2 6 0 10 2 4 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 3 9 4 13 1 4 0 0 0 0
Poor 17 27 34 39 15 19 15 2 3 2
Fair 52 50 51 36 51 61 49 53 50 55
Good 26 14 11 10 30 16 33 45 41 38
Excellent 2 0 0 2 3 0 3 0 6 5
Corn Moisture at Harvest, Percent                    
This Year 16.3 16.3 16.7 16.5 16.6 16.4 16.6 14.2 16.6 16.2
Average Precipitation 0.94 0.69 0.98 0.72 1.21 1.13 0.69 1.43 0.98 0.53