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USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service reported the following wheat crop conditions for the week ending May 9:Nebraska: Winter wheat condition rated 5% very poor, 12% poor, 42% fair, 37% good, and 4% excellent. Winter wheat headed was 3%, near 1% last year and 5% average.Kansas: Winter wheat condition rated 4% very poor, 12% poor, 31% fair, 45% good, and 8% excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 91%, near 88% last year. Headed was 28%, behind 36% last year and 46% for the five-year… Read more

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For the week ending May 10, the following corn crop conditions were reported by USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service: Read more

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According to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending April 12, the following wheat crop conditions were reported: Read more

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According to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending April 12, the following wheat crop conditions were reported: Read more

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Received moisture during February was mostly confined to northern and central counties across the state, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, Mountain Region Field Office, Colorado. Northwestern counties experienced several snowstorms during February, boosting snowpack in the high country. In northeastern counties, received moisture was very spotty and most areas remained very dry. Warm, windy weather and limited moisture were a primary concern for dryland crop a… Read more

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Wyoming experienced below normal temperatures for the month, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, Mountain Regional Field Office, Wyoming. Moisture levels have shifted some from the last report for January as South Central and North Central Wyoming are now rated abnormally dry by the US Drought Monitor. A reporter from South Central Wyoming reports that they have had very cold and windy weather conditions for February, with various amounts of snow cover. Read more

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For the month of February, rainfall totals averaged 1.70 inches throughout the state, with the Southeast district recording the highest precipitation at 4.02 inches and the Panhandle district recording the lowest at 0.33 of an inch, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, Southern Plains Regional Field Office, Oklahoma. Read more

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For the month of February 2020, topsoil moisture supplies rated 0% very short, 0 short, 59 adequate, and 41 surplus, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, Northern Plains Regional Field Office, South Dakota. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0% very short, 0 short, 62 adequate, and 38 surplus. Read more

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For the month of February 2020, topsoil moisture supplies rated 3% very short, 11 short, 79 adequate, and 7 surplus, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, Northern Plains Regional Field Office, Nebraska.Subsoil moisture supplies rated 1% very short, 8 short, 83 adequate, and 8 surplus.Winter wheat condition rated 1% very poor, 4 poor, 26 fair, 65 good, and 4 excellent. Read more

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For the month of February 2020, topsoil moisture supplies rated 9% very short, 13 short, 61 adequate, and 17 surplus, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, Northern Plains Regional Field Office, Kansas. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 9% very short, 15 short, 64 adequate, and 12 surplus. Read more

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USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service reported the following soybean conditions for the week ending Nov. 18:Kansas: Soybeans harvested was 92%, ahead of 80 last year, and equal to average.Oklahoma: Soybeans dropping leaves reached 95%, up 1 point from the previous year. Soybeans harvested reached 65%, down 1 point from the previous year and down 11 points from normal.South Dakota: Soybeans harvested was 95%, near 98 last year and 99 average.Minnesota: Ninety-seven percent of th… Read more

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USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service reported the following corn conditions for the week ending Nov. 10: Nebraska: Corn harvested was 74%, near 75 last year, and behind 83 for the five-year average.Kansas: Corn harvested was 90%, near 88 last year and 94 average.Oklahoma: Corn harvested reached 95 percent, up 3 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal.Texas: Corn harvest was active in the Northern High Plains.South Dakota: Corn condition rated 3% very poor, 8 po… Read more

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According to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending Sept. 22, soybean conditions in High Plains Journal's coverage area were reported as follows: Read more

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According to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending Sept. 22, cotton conditions in High Plains Journal’s coverage area were reported as follows: Read more

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According to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending Sept. 22, sorghum conditions were as follows in the High Plains Journal coverage area: Read more

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A good portion of the western half of the state received above average rainfall during the week ending Sept. 15, although the total accumulation in most areas was less than 0.5 inch which did little to alleviate the dry conditions that have been present for a while, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Mountain Regional Field Office, New Mexico. Crops in irrigated fields remained in good condition overall. Reports suggested that the high temperatures were cooling… Read more

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Heavy rains fell across much of Iowa with just 3.7 days suitable for fieldwork statewide during the week ending Sept. 15, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Upper Midwest Regional Field Office, Iowa. Fieldwork activities included harvesting hay and seed corn, chopping silage, and seeding cover crops. Read more

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Harvest of spring crops progressed around isolated precipitation for the week ending Sept. 15, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Mountain Regional Field Office, Colorado. In northwestern counties, frost in some areas ended the growing season, according to a county reporter. Cool-season grasses in the area were still growing where moisture was adequate. In northeastern and east central counties, harvesting activities picked up significantly last week where cond… Read more