Farmers Make Progress in Winter Wheat Harvest

1 decade 11 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, June 26 2007 Jun 26, 2007 Tuesday, June 26, 2007 4:25:22 AM CDT June 26, 2007 in News
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COLUMBIA (AP) - Spotty showers helped Missouri farmers make progress on the winter wheat harvest last week. In its weekly crop update, the Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service also reported today that more rain is needed to germinate soybeans, activate herbicides and help the corn crop. The agency says farmers had nearly six days suitable for field work. Slightly more than half the wheat harvest is now complete. Topsoil moisture around Missouri is rated six percent very short, 27 percent short, 62 percent adequate and five percent surplus. Pasture conditions are 16 percent poor to very poor, 41 percent fair, 38 percent good and five percent excellent. Cattle producers are still reporting shortages of hay in some areas.

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