Hot, Dry Weather Hurting Crops

1 decade 1 year 10 months ago Tuesday, July 04 2006 Jul 4, 2006 Tuesday, July 04, 2006 6:45:46 PM CDT July 04, 2006 in News
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COLUMBIA - Row crops are progressing normally, but are starting to feel Missouri's drought. Pastures already have declined significantly because of the hot, dry weather. The state Agricultural Statistics Service rated topsoil moisture supplies at 62% short or very short, with only 38% adequate. About 48% of corn was silk, three days ahead of the five-year average, while 12% of soybeans are blooming, three days ahead of average. The wheat harvest was 93% complete, three days ahead of the usual pace. Sorghum heading was at 6%, slightly ahead of last year's pace.

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