Harvest well advanced...
Some much-needed rain fell in northern and central parts of the state late last week, with some areas that could still use some more precipitation. The two southern districts did not receive any measurable precipitation last week and continued a trend of below average weekly precipitation totals that dates back to early September. Rainfall, where received, did benefit the emergence of winter wheat and pastures.
Meanwhile, most farmers seem to be waiting for soil temperatures to cool down before applying anhydrous ammonia.
Corn harvest advanced to 97 percent complete, well ahead of last year’s pace of 14 percent and the five-year average of 63 percent. Soybean harvest is at 97 percent complete.
Winter wheat is now 95 percent seeded, with 55 percent reported as emerged.