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Agricultural summary

Corn and soybean harvest were in full swing across the state last week with corn harvest progressing to 51 percent complete and soybean harvest progressing to 68 percent complete. Temperatures averaged 51.2 degrees for the week, 2.6 degrees below normal. Precipitation across the state averaged .043 inches, 0.29 inches below normal. There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture was rated at 21 percent very short, 44 percent short, 34 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated at 25 percent very short, 42 percent short and 33 percent adequate. Ninety-seven percent of the corn crop was mature, compared to 100 percent last year and the five-year average of 96 percent. Corn harvest reached 51 percent comple

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