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Agricultural Summary

Last week saw a return to more normal temperatures while much of the state remained dry. Statewide temperatures averaged 74.4 degrees, 1.1 degrees above normal. Precipitation across the state averaged 0.34 inches, 0.32 inches below normal. While most of the state remained dry, the Northeast District averaged 1.10 inches of rain with some areas receiving more than 2 inches. The dry conditions across the state continue to have a negative impact on the crop conditions. There were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture continued to decline and was rated at 17 percent very short, 52 percent short, and 31 percent adequate. Subsoil moisture was rated at 14 percent very short, 42 percent short, and 44 percent adequate.

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