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Week Ending November 17, 2013

Agricultural Summary

Dry conditions allowed planting, tillage and harvest progress to continue.  There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 4 percent very short, 19 percent short, 68 percent adequate, and 9 percent surplus.  The southeast district was rated 33 percent surplus.  Subsoil moisture supply was 17 percent very short, 30 percent short, 52 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus.  Fall tillage was 61 percent complete, 20 days behind last year and 7 days behind normal (5-year average).  

Field Crops Report

Corn harvested was 94 percent complete, 36 days behind last year but 10 days ahead of normal. Corn moisture at harvest was 16.0 percent, ranging from 14.4 percent in the southwest district to 16.7 percent in the north-central district.  Soybeans harvested were 86 percent complete, 8 days behind last year and 6 days behind normal. Cotton harvested was 75 percent complete, 17 days behind last year and 14 days behind normal.  Sorghum harvested was 93 percent complete, 4 days behind last year but 5 days ahead of normal. Winter wheat planting was 88 percent complete, 9 days behind last year but 1 day ahead of normal.  Winter wheat emerged was 72 percent complete, 4 days behind last year but 3 days ahead of normal.  Winter wheat condition was 50 percent fair, 47 percent good, and 3 percent excellent.  

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition was 4 percent very poor, 17 percent poor, 49 percent fair, 28 percent good, and 2 percent excellent. Supply of hay and other roughages was 1 percent very short, 7 percent short, 79 percent adequate, and 13 percent surplus.   Stock water supplies were 2 percent very short, 16 percent short, 80 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures ranged from 2 degrees below average to 2 degrees above average across the state.  Precipitation averaged 0.20 of an inch statewide.  The southeast district received 0.61 of an inch. Reynolds County reported 1.60 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 17, 2013
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 5.6 6.1 6.3 6.1 5.0 5.4 5.0 4.9 6.4 5.1
Last Year 5.6 6.2 5.0 5.3 5.1 6.0 6.2 6.8 6.5 4.8
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 4 8 9 1 3 9 1 0 0 0
Short 19 34 14 15 16 32 30 9 19 1
Adequate 68 57 73 81 81 59 60 78 61 66
Surplus 9 1 4 3 0 0 9 13 20 33
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 17 24 20 70 2 16 3 0 0 0
Short 30 26 49 24 35 35 59 20 21 1
Adequate 52 49 31 5 63 49 31 80 75 96
Surplus 1 1 0 1 0 0 7 0 4 3
Ground Worked Fall Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 61 39 69 54 38 76 76 91 78 63
Last Year 83 83 75 82 74 86 90 98 92 85
Normal 70                  
Corn Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 94 89 96 93 95 96 97 91 92 99
Last Year 100                  
Normal 91                  
Soybeans Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 86 90 94 94 79 95 90 50 79 78
Last Year 93 97 95 96 86 95 91 93 84 93
Normal 91                  
Cotton Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 75                 75
Last Year 94                 94
Normal 92                  
Sorghum Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 93 98 87 86 93 93 76 95 100 99
Last Year 95 100 99 100 86 90 89 100 100 100
Normal 89                  
Winter Wheat Planted, Percent                    
This Year 88 94 98 100 81 96 90 83 91 86
Last Year 96 97 98 100 93 94 98 97 93 96
Normal 87                  
Winter Wheat Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 72 79 75 95 70 75 64 69 77 68
Last Year 78 91 84 92 71 68 80 82 79 75
Normal 69                  
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poor 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fair 50 25 42 40 37 52 17 28 83 71
Good 47 67 53 48 57 48 82 72 16 27
Excellent 3 8 1 10 6 0 1 0 1 2
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 7 22 4 6 9 0 7 0 9 0
Adequate 79 72 91 79 69 92 71 85 67 95
Surplus 13 2 4 14 22 8 22 15 24 5
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 2 6 1 8 0 5 0 0 0 0
Short 16 26 15 27 18 15 34 0 4 0
Adequate 80 68 84 63 82 80 59 100 91 99
Surplus 2 0 0 2 0 0 7 0 5 1
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 4 9 7 14 1 7 0 0 0 0
Poor 17 27 28 38 18 14 20 0 5 2
Fair 49 50 52 35 60 64 44 54 37 55
Good 28 14 13 10 21 15 34 46 51 40
Excellent 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 7 3
Corn Moisture at Harvest, Percent                    
This Year 16.0 15.9 16.7 16.1 15.8 15.5 16.0 14.4 15.9 16.2
Average Precipitation 0.20 0.11 0.28 0.12 0.09 0.08 0.13 0.09 0.40 0.61