ST. LOUIS -- Cooler temperatures and some rainfall were common across the state last week. There were 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Nov. 12. Statewide, the average temperature was 37.3 degrees, 5.7 degrees below normal.

Precipitation averaged 0.47 inches, 0.24 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at nine percent short, 84 percent adequate, and seven percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at six percent very short, 18 percent short, 74 percent adequate, and two percent surplus.

Corn harvested for grain was 90 percent complete, compared to 96 for the 5-year average. Soybean harvest was 95 percent complete, compared to 99 percent last year.

Winter wheat planted was at 95 percent, compared to 95 percent last year. Winter wheat emerged was at 85 percent, compared to 78 percent for the 5-year average. Winter wheat condition was rated seven percent very poor, eight percent poor, 31 percent fair, 41 percent good, and 13 percent excellent. Pasture and range condition was rated six percent very poor, 15 percent poor, 45 percent fair, 33 percent good, and one percent excellent.

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.

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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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