Good Week for Farming!


Fall harvest progress is right on target with the average rate thanks to five full days suitable for fieldwork last week.  

Grower’s also reported adequate rainfall to assist the emerging winter wheat and forage crops. Routine activities,  other  than harvest and seeding last week, included final application of cotton defoliant, preparing tobacco for sale, and  marketing calves. Pastures continue in fair-to-good condition for this time of year.

There were 5 days suitable for  fieldwork across the state. Topsoil moisture levels were rated 2 percent  very short, 21  percent short,  73 percent adequate and  4 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels were rated  4  percent  very short,  31  percent  short, 64 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus. Temperatures averaged  about  2 to  6 degrees  below normal  across Tennessee last week. Rainfall averaged above normal in the East and Plateau Regions of Tennessee and below  normal across the remainder of the state.

For more information, visit the USDA National Ag Statistics Service, Tennessee Field Office crop condition report.