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Mich. Farmers Finishing Harvest

Published: Friday, December 2, 2022

The following is from the Michigan Field Office of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending Nov. 27.

Above freezing temperatures helped clear fields of snow, allowing producers to continue harvesting.

There were 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork.

According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, counties in the Eastern half of the Lower Peninsula were reported as abnormally dry and counties along Lake Huron in the Southeast and Thumb Region continued to experience moderate drought.

Producers reported fields and pastures as muddy and wet from rain and snowmelt.

Corn harvest picked up pace where snow melted and fields became clear; moisture content at harvest was reported as 18% unchanged from the previous week.

Other activities during the week included fall tillage where conditions allowed, hauling manure and prepping for winter.

The crop progress schedule (last week, previous week, 2021 and 5-year average) showed: corn harvested for grain, 95, 86, 88, 82.

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