ST. LOUIS -- Producers continue working on fall tillage and completing harvest activities across the state. There were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Nov. 26.

Statewide, the average temperature was 40 degrees, 1.2 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.0 inches, 0.76 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 10 percent short, 83 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 3 percent very short, 17 percent short, 78 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus.

Winter wheat emerged was at 95 percent, compared to 95 percent for the 5-year average. Winter wheat condition was rated 5 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 47 percent good, and 15 percent excellent. Pasture and range condition was rated 8 percent very poor, 10 percent poor, 42 percent fair, 38 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.

This is the final weekly Crop Progress and Condition report for 2017. Monthly reports will be released January through March, with weekly reports resuming in April 2018.

If you produce or grow any agricultural products, including field crops, fruits, vegetables, floriculture, and livestock, regardless of the size of your operation, you should fill out the 2017 Census of Agriculture form coming in December. Visit agcensus.usda.gov for more information.

Access to NASS Reports

For your convenience, you may access NASS reports and products the following ways:

  • All reports are available electronically, at no cost, on the NASS web site: www.nass.usda.gov.
  • Both national and state specific reports are available via a free e-mail subscription. To set-up this free subscription, visit www.nass.usda.gov and in the “Follow NASS” box under “Receive reports by Email,” click on “National” or “State” to select the reports you would like to receive.
  • Follow them on Twitter @usda_nass.

For more information on NASS surveys and reports, call the Heartland Regional Field Office at 314-595-9594 or e-mail nassrfohlr@nass.usda.gov.

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