Crop report NDN

Crops continue to grow at a good pace, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. For the week ending Sunday, there were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 12% very short, 35% short, 52% adequate and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 7% very short, 33% short, 59% adequate and 1% surplus.

The following updates were reported:

— Corn condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 22% fair, 49% good and 21% excellent. Corn silking was 19%, ahead of 8% last year but behind the five-year average of 29%. Dough was 1%.

— Soybean condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 19% fair, 54% good and 19% excellent. Soybean blooming was 57%, well ahead of 23% last year and 43% average. Setting pods was 13%, ahead of 4% average.

— Winter wheat condition rated 4% very poor, 13% poor, 38% fair, 42% good and 3% excellent. Winter wheat harvested was 50%, ahead of 11% last year and 40% average.

— Sorghum condition rated 3% poor, 44% fair, 45% good and 8% excellent. Sorghum headed was 12%, equal to last year and 8% average.

— Oats condition rated 2% very poor, 10% poor, 28% fair, 54% good and 6% excellent. Oats harvested was 30%, ahead of 24% average.

— Dry edible beans condition rated 1% poor, 18% fair, 72% good and 9% excellent. Beans blooming was 20%. Setting pods was 1%.

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Crops are entering the final stages of growing season, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. For the week ending Sunday, there were 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 15% very short, 25% short, 58% adequate and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture s…