EXCELLENT WEATHER FOR HARVEST, PLANTING
Weather conditions last week were ideal for row crop harvest and small grain planting. Producers took full advantage of the weather to finish corn harvest. Both soybean and cotton harvest are nearly complete and wheat planting is almost finished. Row crop producers report favorable yields. Cattle producers are starting to feed hay as pastures get short. There were 6.2 days suitable for field work, up from 4.5 the previous week.
Topsoil moisture was 1 percent very short, 8 percent short, 87 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was 1 percent very short, 7 percent short, 87 percent adequate and 5 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN_11_27_17. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-11-27-2017. This is the last Crop Progress report until April, 2018.