Days suitable for fieldwork were 5.8 during the week ending Sept. 22, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, New Mexico Field Office, Sept. 23.
Topsoil moisture was 13 percent very short, 23 percent short, 53 percent adequate and 11 percent surplus. Wind damage was 16 percent light and 5 percent moderate. No hail damage reported this week.
Rio Arriba/Taos counties, there was severe flooding in areas around the Rio Chama. Many people are struggling to repair homes, fences, pastures and maintaining livestock. Rain showers throughout the county in recent weeks have brought much needed moisture. Hay crops are at their final stages of harvest. Majority of producers will leave the final cut as winter pasture. In Curry County, moderate to good rainfall in some areas again this week. Pasture land conditions good to excellent in the surrounding area. Livestock conditions improving rapidly. All crops in good to excellent condition. Corn harvest, both silage and grain underway, though slowed by rain and muddy field conditions. Alfalfa harvest stopped due to rain. Grant County received some much needed rains.
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