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The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports post-harvest activities are taking over field work.

Harvest is wrapping up, leaving tillage and fertilizer applications as the primary field activities.

Statewide, precipitation averaged 0.49 inches, 0.14 inches below normal. The average temperature was 53.3 degrees, 7.7 degrees above normal. There were 4.9 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending November 8.

Topsoil moisture supply was rated at five percent very short, 21 percent short, 69 percent adequate, and five percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at six percent very short, 29 percent short, 61 percent adequate, and four percent surplus.

Sorghum harvest was 94 percent complete, compared to 82 percent complete last year and the five-year average of 88 percent.

Winter wheat planted reached 96 percent, compared to the five-year average of 94 percent.Winter wheat emerged reached 86 percent, ten percentage points ahead of the five-year average. Winter wheat condition was rated one percent very poor, eight percent poor, 31 percent fair, 49 percent good, and eleven percent excellent.

Pasture and range condition was rated eight percent very poor, 13 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 38 percent good, and three percent excellent.

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