ND: Crop progress and condition
For the week ending Nov. 22, 2015, temperatures ranged from two to six degrees above normal over much of the State, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Rainfall of up to half an inch was received in the east, while the west remained dry. Livestock producers continued to wean and market calves, and prepare for winter feeding. There were 4.9 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 20 short, 73 adequate, and 4 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 25 short, 68 adequate, and 4 surplus.
Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 28 fair, 67 good, and 2 excellent.
Sunflowers harvested was 95 percent, ahead of 85 last year, but near 91 for the five-year average.
Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 3 percent very poor, 13 poor, 40 fair, 42 good, and 2 excellent.
Stock water supplies rated 3 percent very short, 17 short, 78 adequate, and 2 surplus.
Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency and NDSU Extension Service.
–National Ag Statistics Service