Rain Benefits Crops, Delays Hay Harvest

1 decade 1 year 7 months ago Tuesday, June 05 2007 Jun 5, 2007 Tuesday, June 05, 2007 5:22:19 AM CDT June 05, 2007 in News
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COLUMBIA (AP) - Rain in the past week helped crops across the state, except in the dry southeast. The Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service says topsoil moisture statewide is rated three percent very short, 13% short, 65% adequate and 19% surplus. Corn planting is complete except for a few flooded areas, particularly in the northwest. Corn is rated six percent poor to very poor, 26% fair, 58% good and ten percent excellent. Soybean planting is 66% complete, and sorghum is 68% complete. The wheat crop is rated 22% very poor, 34% poor, 33% fair, ten percent good and one percent excellent, the same as last week.

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