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FARMERS FINALLY CAUGHT A BREAK AND WERE ABLE TO GET SOME PLANTING DONE AS WE HEAR IN THE WEEKLY CROP REPORT. 

 

OVERALL…PRECIPITATION WAS A LITTLE BELOW NORMAL LAST WEEK…GIVING PRODUCERS ABOUT FOUR AND A HALF DAYS IN THE FIELDS SAYS CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSENER.

 

 

49 PERCENT OF SOYBEANS HAVE NOW BEEN PLANTED AND 25 PERCENT EMERGED. 

 

 

THE FIRST CUTTING OF ALFALFA HAY IS NOW 41 PERCENT COMPLETE.

 

93 PERCENT OF THE WINTER WHEAT CROP HAS NOW HEADED. 

 

AVERAGE STATEWIDE TOPSOIL MOISTURE DECLINED TO FOUR PERCENT SHORT…54 PERCENT ADEQUATE AND 42 PERCENT SURPLUS.

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