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RAIN CONTINUES TO DELAY FIELDWORK AS WE HEAR IN THE WEEKLY CROP REPORT.

SOGGY GROUND AND ABOVE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION LEFT ONLY ONE DAY SUITABLE FOR FIELDWORK SAYS STATE CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSENER.

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93 PERCENT OF SOYBEANS HAVE NOW BEEN PLANTED AND THREE PERCENT HAS EMERGED. TWO PERCENT OF CORN IS SILKING AND THE FIRST CUTTING OF ALFALFA IS NOW 85 PERCENT COMPLETE.

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WINTER WHEAT HARVEST ADVANCED TO 38 PERCENT COMPLETE.

AVERAGE STATEWIDE TOPSOIL MOISTURE INCREASED TO ONE PERCENT SHORT, 36 PERCENT ADEQUATE AND 63 PERCENT SURPLUS.

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