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North Dakota Ag Connection - 10/13/2021

For the week ending Sunday, there were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 27% very short, 27% short, 41% adequate, and 5% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 36% very short, 29% short, 32% adequate, and 3% surplus.

Soybean condition rated 16% very poor, 31% poor, 36% fair, 17% good, and 0% excellent. Soybeans harvested was 73%, behind 80% last year, but well ahead of 51% for the five-year average.

Winter wheat planted was 93%, near 90% last year, and ahead of 81% average. Emerged was 66%, equal to last year, and ahead of 56% average.

Corn condition rated 16% very poor, 29% poor, 36% fair, 18% good, and 1% excellent. Corn mature was 93%, near 91% last year, and ahead of 75% average. Harvested was 29%, ahead of 23% last year and 10% average.

Sugarbeet condition rated 1% very poor, 5% poor, 27% fair, 50% good, and 17% excellent. Sugarbeets harvested was 19%, well behind 87% last year and 57% average.

Sunflower condition rated 11% very poor, 29% poor, 38% fair, 21% good, and 1% excellent. Sunflowers bracts turned brown was 91%, near 88% last year, and ahead of 83% average. Harvested was 14%, behind 23% last year, but near 11% average.

Potatoes vines dry was 95%, behind 100% last year, and near 98% average. Harvested was 76%, behind 93% last year, but near 75% average.

Dry edible beans harvested was 90%, behind 95% last year, but ahead of 80% average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 48% very poor, 28% poor, 17% fair, 7% good, and 0% excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 48% very short, 33% short, 19% adequate, and 0% surplus.

Data for this news were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency, NDSU Extension Service, and other reporters across the State.


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