For the week ending October 23, 2022, there were 6.8 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 62 percent very short, 29 percent short, 9 percent adequate, and 0 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 61 percent very short, 30 percent short, 9 percent adequate, and 0 percent surplus.
Field Crops Report: Winter wheat planted was 76 percent, behind 83 percent last year, and near 79 percent for the five-year average. Emerged was 46 percent, behind 57 percent last year and 56 percent average.
Corn harvested was 83 percent, equal to last year, and ahead of 74 percent average.
Soybeans harvested was 66 percent, ahead of 55 percent last year and 52 percent average.
Sorghum condition rated 24 percent very poor, 31 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 14 percent good, and 1 percent excellent. Sorghum mature was 93 percent, near 92 percent last year and 91 percent average. Harvested was 53 percent, behind 59 percent last year, but ahead of 42 percent average.
Cotton condition rated 10 percent very poor, 41 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 17 percent good, and 1 percent excellent. Cotton bolls opening was 92 percent, equal to last year, and near 90 percent average. Harvested was 45 percent, well ahead of 5 percent last year and 7 percent average.
Sunflowers harvested was 43 percent, behind 51 percent last year, but ahead of 38 percent average.
Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 49 percent very poor, 30 percent poor, 17 percent fair, 4 percent good, and 0 percent excellent.