High Temperatures Hurt MO Crops

9 years 6 months 6 days ago August 22, 2007 Aug 22, 2007 Wednesday, August 22 2007 Wednesday, August 22, 2007 12:40:32 AM CDT in News
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COLUMBIA (AP) - High temperatures are taking a toll on state farm produce, according to the latest crop report. Missouri row crops, pastures and soil moisture continued to decline, following a second straight week of temperatures at or above 100 degrees. The Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service says 85 percent of topsoil moisture statewide was rated short to very short, with only 15 percent graded as adequate. The service says corn condition is rated 30 percent poor to very poor, 30 percent fair, 35 percent good and 5 percent excellent. Soybeans are rated 30 percent poor to very poor, 40 percent fair and 30 percent good. Sorghum condition is rated 17 percent poor to very poor, 45 percent fair, 35 percent good and 3 percent excellent. Pasture conditions are rated 55 percent poor to very poor, 35 percent fair and 10 percent good.

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