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Agricultural summary

Published: Friday, May 2, 2014 2:30 p.m. CDT

Producers made significant planting progress in the field last week as temperatures slowly increased throughout the state.

Corn planting increased to 32 percent complete, in line with the five-year average of 33 percent.

Oat and sorghum planting progressed to 66 and 7 percent respectively.

A few farmers switched to soybeans after they finished planting corn.

There were 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork with some moderate rain over the weekend.

Statewide temperatures averaged 57.6 degrees, 1.8 degrees above normal. Statewide precipitation averaged 0.62 inches, 0.23 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture was rated at 11 percent short, 74 percent adequate and 15 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated at 5 percent very short, 25 percent short, 65 percent adequate and 5 percent surplus.

Winter wheat conditions were rated at 2 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 48 percent good and 14 percent excellent.

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