Corn Harvest Better than Expected

1 decade 3 years 8 months ago Tuesday, August 29 2006 Aug 29, 2006 Tuesday, August 29, 2006 10:39:52 AM CDT August 29, 2006 in News
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COLUMBIA (AP) - Early reports from Missouri's corn harvest show better than expected conditions in some drought-affected areas. The Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service reports overall corn conditions nearly unchanged from last week. Corn is rated 21% poor to very poor, 33% fair, 40% good and 6% excellent. The harvest is 9% complete. Soaking rains over much of the state improved soil moisture and pasture conditions. Topsoil moisture is rated 17% very short, 28% short, 47% adequate and 8% surplus. Pasture conditions are rated 65% very poor to poor, 23% fair, 11% good and 1% excellent. Soybeans improved to 8% very poor, 19% poor, 33% fair, 34% good and 6% excellent. Sorghum is almost unchanged at nine percent poor to very poor, 45% fair, 42% good and 4% excellent.

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