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TOPSOIL MOISTURE IMPROVED DRAMATICALLY THANKS TO HURRICANE ISAAC AS WE HEAR IN THE WEEKLY CROP REPORT.

AVERAGE STATEWIDE TOPSOIL MOISTURE NOW STANDS AT TWO PERCENT SURPLUS…51 PERCENT ADEQUATE…28 PERCENT SHORT AND 19 PERCENT VERY SHORT SAYS STATE CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSENER.

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BEFORE ISAAC MOVED INTO THE STATE…FARMERS DID HAVE SOME TIME IN THE FIELDS…AND 12 PERCENT OF THE CORN CROP HAS NOW BEEN HARVESTED.

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41 PERCENT OF SOYBEANS ARE TURNING YELLOW AND SEVEN PERCENT ARE DROPPING LEAVES. 75 PERCENT OF THE CORN CROP AND 40 PERCENT OF SOYBEANS ARE RATED IN POOR TO VERY POOR CONDITION. AS FOR OTHER CROPS…10 PERCENT OF SORGHUM IS MATURE…AND THE THIRD CUTTING OF ALFALFA IS NOW 91 PERCENT COMPLETE.

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