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THE FALL HARVEST IS WRAPPING UP AS WE HEAR IN THE LAST WEEKLY CROP REPORT OF THE SEASON. 

 

TEMPERATURES AND RAINFALL WERE BELOW NORMAL THIS PAST WEEK…WITH FOUR DAYS SUITABLE FOR FIELDWORK. CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSENER SAYS FARMERS STILL HAVE A LITTLE WORK TO DO IN THE FIELDS.

 

 

5 PERCENT OF SOYBEANS HAVE NOW BEEN HARVESTED, A LITTLE BEHIND THE FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE.

 

 

91 PERCENT OF WINTER WHEAT ACRES HAVE EMERGED, WITH 45 PERCENT IN GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION. AVERAGE STATEWIDE TOPSOIL MOISTURE IS RATED AS THREE PERCENT SHORT, 83 PERCENT ADEQUATE AND 14 PERCENT SURPLUS.

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