LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky experienced above normal temperatures and below normal rainfall over the past week. Precipitation for the week totaled 0.62 inches, 0.14 inches below normal. Temperatures averaged 57 degrees for the week, 5 degrees above normal. Topsoil moisture was rated 1 percent very short, 5 percent short, 76 percent adequate and 18 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 2 percent very short, 6 percent short, 82 percent adequate, and 10 percent surplus. Days suitable for fieldwork averaged 3.3 out of a possible seven.
Primary activities for the week included harvesting corn and soybeans, sowing wheat, and stripping tobacco. With a wet start to November, progress in the fields was slowed considerably statewide this past week. Pastures are in mostly good condition with cattle and calves obtaining 59 percent of feed from them. Eighty percent of the current wheat crop is in good to excellent condition at this juncture. The majority of the harvested hay crop is in good condition. Farmers will make up ground on corn and soybean harvest as the weather permits.
— USDA, NASS, Kentucky Field Office
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