Agricultural Summary: Field Crops Report shows Missouri’s corn harvest was 66 percent complete. That’s 16 days ahead of last year, and 29 days ahead of normal (5-year average). Corn moisture at harvest was 15.6 percent, ranging from 13 percent in the west-central district to 16.7 percent in the north-central district.
Soybeans turning color and beyond were 59 percent, 4 days ahead of last year, and 6 days ahead of normal. Soybeans dropping leaves and beyond were 26 percent, 4 days ahead of last year and normal. Soybeans mature were 6 percent, with the north-central district 13 percent and the south-central district 10 percent. Soybeans harvest was reported in 8 districts. Soybean condition improved slightly to 37 percent very poor, 34 percent poor, 21 percent fair, 7 percent good, and 1 percent excellent. Cotton opening bolls was 76 percent, 11 days ahead of last year, and 9 days ahead of normal.
Sorghum turning color and beyond was 82 percent, 1 day ahead of last year, and 4 days ahead of normal. Sorghum mature was 50 percent, 11 days ahead of last year, and 9 days ahead of normal. Sorghum harvested, at 12 percent, 10 days ahead of last year, and 4 days ahead of normal. Sorghum condition was 25 percent very poor, 34 percent poor, 30 percent fair, and 11 percent good. Winter wheat planted was 2 percent, 2 days ahead of last year, and 3 days ahead of normal. Alfalfa hay 3rd cutting was 81 percent, 26 days behind last year, and 18 days behind normal.
Pasture & Livestock Pasture condition improved from last week to 57 percent very poor, 27 percent poor, and 16 percent fair. Supply of hay and other roughage was 57 percent very short, 33 percent short, and 10 percent adequate. Stock water supplies were 54 percent very short, 30 percent short, and 16 percent adequate.