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Agriculture

Agricultural summary for July 1

Another wet week was in store for farmers due to excess rainfalls. The humidity increased as a result of temperatures rising. Farmers were unable to continue working in the field due to the rain. Corn and soybean growth, however, has improved and appears to be looking much better. The big concern this past week was all of the weeds that have rapidly grown and been spotted in soybean fields.

Precipitation averaged 1.88 inches throughout the state, 0.94 inches above normal. Temperatures across the state averaged 75.6 degrees for the week, 1.3 degree above normal. There were 3.20 days suitable for field work last week. Topsoil moisture levels across the state were rated as 1 percent short, 72 percent adequate and 27 percent surplus.

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