Dry Weather Helps Wheat Harvest

1 decade 2 years 4 months ago Tuesday, June 19 2007 Jun 19, 2007 Tuesday, June 19, 2007 4:26:59 AM CDT June 19, 2007 in News
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COLUMBIA (AP) - Missouri farmers got a good start to the wheat harvest last week, thanks to drier weather. The Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service says an average of just over six days was suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture is rated 34 percent short to very short, 57 percent adequate and nine percent surplus. The corn crop is rated eight percent poor to very poor, 27 percent fair, 54 percent good and eleven percent excellent. Soybean planting is 90 percent complete, a few days behind last year but even with the normal pace. Sorghum is 87 percent complete, six days behind average. The winter wheat harvest is 21 percent complete. It's rated 54 percent poor to very poor, 34 percent fair, eleven percent good and one percent excellent.

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