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Final crop progress and pasture condition reports for 2022

U.S. Department of Agriculture

This is the last weekly Crop Progress and Condition report for the 2022 growing season. We would like to extend our appreciation to the dedicated county FSA and extension staff who supplied the necessary information for these reports. For December through March, we will issue monthly reports. The first monthly report (for week ending January 1) will be issued January 3, 2023. Weekly reports will begin April 3rd for the 2023 season.

South Dakota

For the week ending November 27, 2022, there were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 48% very short, 40% short, 12% adequate, and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 41% very short, 43% short, 16% adequate, and 0% surplus.

Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 5% very poor, 24% poor, 44% fair, 25% good, and 2% excellent. Winter wheat emerged was 95%, behind 100% last year and 99% average.

This is the last weekly Crop Progress and Condition report for the 2022 growing season. We would like to extend our appreciation to the dedicated county FSA and extension staff who supplied the necessary information for these reports. For December through March, we will issue monthly reports. The first monthly report (for week ending January 1) will be issued January 3, 2023. Weekly reports will begin April 3rd for the 2023 season.

North Dakota

For the week ending November 27, 2022, there were 3.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 22% very short, 42% short, 35% adequate, and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 27% very short, 43% short, 29% adequate, and 1% surplus.

Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 1% very poor, 2% poor, 38% fair, 56% good, and 3% excellent. Sunflowers harvested was 95%, equal to last year and well ahead of 85% for the five-year average.

Stock Water Report: Stock water supplies rated 11% very short, 37% short, 51% adequate, and 1% surplus.

Nebraska

For the week ending November 27, 2022, there were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 48% very short, 41% short, 11% adequate, and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 54% very short, 34% short, 12% adequate, and 0% surplus.

Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 16% very poor, 23% poor, 41% fair, 19% good, and 1% excellent.

Livestock Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 50% very poor, 32% poor, 17% fair, 1% good, and 0% excellent.

Iowa

Farmers closed the season with 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending November 27, 2022, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Warmer weather allowed tillage and fertilizerapplications. There were reports of a few scattered corn fields remaining to be harvested.

Topsoil moisture condition rated 23 percent very short, 33 percent short, 43 percent adequate and 1 percentsurplus. The 56 percent short to very short topsoil moisture rating is the highest percentage of short to very shortto close out the season since 2012 when 72 percent fell into the short to very short categories. Subsoil moisturecondition rated 30 percent very short, 35 percent short, 34 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus.

Livestock were doing well with reports of calves being weaned and cattle grazing on corn stalks.

Minnesota

Minnesota had 4.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending November 27, 2022, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The state received very little precipitation and was slightly warmer than usual for late November.

Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 18 percent very short, 35 percent short, 46 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 16 percent very short, 38 percent short, 45 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus.