Farmers Plant Around Rain

1 decade 11 months 1 week ago Tuesday, June 12 2007 Jun 12, 2007 Tuesday, June 12, 2007 4:22:18 AM CDT June 12, 2007 in News
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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Farmers worked around light rain showers last week to plant soybeans and cut hay. The Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service says topsoil moisture is 70 percent adequate and 15 percent surplus. In the Bootheel, double-crop soybeans are struggling to emerge in dry soils. The service reports that corn planting is 97 percent complete. It's rated seven percent poor to very poor, 24 percent fair, 56 percent good and 13 percent excellent. Soybean planting is 81 percent complete, eight days behind last year but almost even with the normal pace. Sorghum planting is 79 percent complete, trailing last year by two weeks and the normal average by five days. Winter wheat is rated 54 percent poor to very poor, 34 percent fair, eleven percent good and one percent excellent.

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