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THERE WERE ABOUT FOUR AND A HALF DAYS SUITABLE FOR FIELDWORK THIS PAST WEEK…GIVING FARMERS SOME NICE LONG DAYS IN THE FIELDS SAYS CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSENER.

TWO PERCENT OF SOYBEANS, ONE PERCENT OF SORGHUM AND 82 PERCENT OF OATS HAVE BEEN PLANTED. TWO PERCENT OF WINTER WHEAT HAS HEADED. AVERAGE STATEWIDE TOPSOIL MOISTURE STANDS AT EIGHT PERCENT SHORT…75 PERCENT ADEQUATE AND 17 PERCENT SURPLUS.
ADDITIONALLY, SOYBEAN PLANTING HAS BEGUN.

68 PERCENT OF THE WINTER WHEAT CROP IS RATED IN GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION. THE AVERAGE TOPSOIL MOISTURE SUPPLY IS RATED AS EIGHT PERCENT SHORT…75 PERCENT ADEQUATE AND 17 PERCENT SURPLUS.

 
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