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FIELDWORK CONTINUES AND SOYBEANS ARE JUST ABOUT ALL PLANTED AS WE HEAR IN THE WEEKLY CROP REPORT. 
 
96 PERCENT OF SOYBEANS HAVE BEEN PLANTED AND 90 PERCENT EMERGED. THAT’S AHEAD OF LAST YEAR’S PACE AND THE FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE. CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSENER SAYS 83 PERCENT OF THE SOYBEAN CROP IS RATED IN GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION…AN IMPROVEMENT OVER THE PREVIOUS WEEK. TURNING TO CORN…

 

 
WINTER WHEAT HARVESTING IS UNDERWAY BUT IS JUST ONE PERCENT COMPLETE. AVERAGE STATEWIDE TOPSOIL MOISTURE IMPROVED SLIGHTLY TO THREE PERCENT VERY SHORT, 15 PERCENT SHORT, 66 PERCENT ADEQUATE AND 16 PERCENT SURPLUS.

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