Kansas was 99 percent complete as of November 4, two weeks ahead of 2011’s 95 percent and more than three weeks ahead of the five-year average of 85 percent; while Nebraska was 97 percent finished — well ahead of 2011’s 83 percent and the five-year average of 64 percent, according to the USDA.
Kansas’s wheat planting was 98 percent complete by November 4, on schedule with 2011 but ahead of the 94-percent five-year average. Eighty-seven percent of the wheat has emerged, ahead of 2011’s 85 percent and the 80-percent five-year average. Eighty-six percent of Kansas’s soybean crop has been harvested, behind 2011’s 90 percent but still ahead of the five-year average of 81 percent, according to the USDA.
Nebraska’s winter wheat emerged was 83 percent, well behind 99 percent in 2011 and the 98 five-year average, due to dry soils. Sorghum harvested was 94 percent complete, ahead of 2011’s 79 percent and the five-year average of 60 percent, said the USDA report. Dry beans harvested were 99 percent, near the 100 percent in 2011 and equal to the 99 percent five-year average.