For the week ending October 30, 2022, there were 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 57 percent very short, 32 percent short, 11 percent adequate, and 0 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 59 percent very short, 31 percent short, 10 percent adequate, and 0 percent surplus.
Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 18 percent very poor, 24 percent poor, 34 percent fair, 22 percent good, and 2 percent excellent. Winter wheat planted was 87 percent, near 90 percent last year and 88 percent for the five-year average. Emerged was 58 percent, behind 69 percent last year and 67 percent average.
Corn harvested was 90 percent, near 89 percent last year, and ahead of 83 percent average.
Soybeans harvested was 79 percent, ahead of 67 percent both last year and average.
Sorghum harvested was 68 percent, near 70 percent last year, but ahead of 57 percent average.
Cotton bolls opening was 95 percent, near 96 percent last year and 94 percent average. Harvested was 50 percent, well ahead of 10 percent last year and 12 percent average.
Sunflowers harvested was 65 percent, near 63 percent last year, and ahead of 53 percent average.
Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 51 percent very poor, 28 percent poor, 16 percent fair, 5 percent good, and 0 percent excellent.