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Agricultural summary

Cool, dry weather across much of the state allowed for producers to continue their rapid pace for corn and soybean harvest. Temperatures were again below normal last week, averaging 57.6 degrees, 5.8 degrees below normal. Statewide precipitation averaged 0.36 inches, 0.49 inches below normal. The cooler temperatures and lack of rain for most of the state provided an average of 6.1 days suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture was rated at 15 percent very short, 36 percent short, 48 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels were rated at 38 percent very short, 45 percent short, and 17 percent adequate.

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