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Cool temperatures and scattered rain helped improve pasture conditions. There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply slightly improved from last week to 30 percent very short, 33 percent short, 35 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was 65 percent very short, 24 percent short, and 11 percent adequate. Ground worked fall tillage was 10 percent, 9 days ahead of last year, and 17 days ahead of normal.
Field Crops Report
Corn harvested was 66 percent, 16 days ahead of last year, and 29 days ahead of normal (5-year average). Corn moisture at harvest was 15.6 percent, ranging from 13 percent in the west-central district to 16.7 percent in the north-central district. Soybeans turning color and beyond were 59 percent, 4 days ahead of last year, and 6 days ahead of normal. Soybeans dropping leaves and beyond were 26 percent, 4 days ahead of last year and normal. Soybeans mature were 6 percent, with the north-central district 13 percent and the south-central district 10 percent. Soybeans harvest was reported in 8 districts. Soybean condition improved slightly to 37 percent very poor, 34 percent poor, 21 percent fair, 7 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.