Cotton harvest progressing behind last year

For the month of December 2017, topsoil moisture rated 28 percent very short, 49 short, 23 adequate, and 0 surplus, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Northern Plains Regional Field Office, Kansas. Subsoil moisture rated 16 percent very short, 48 short, 36 adequate, and 0 surplus.

Winter wheat condition rated 4 percent very poor, 18 poor, 41 fair, 34 good, and 3 excellent.

Cotton harvested was 86 percent complete, behind 92 last year and 94 average.

The next monthly report will be issued Jan. 29. Weekly reports will begin March 5 for the 2018 season.