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Agriculture

Agricultural summary

Most of the state experienced warm and wet conditions last week with the central and western districts receiving more than 3 inches of rainfall. Activities included spraying herbicides and cutting hay. With soybean planting nearing completion, many operators began to prepare for wheat harvest.

Statewide precipitation averaged 2.08 inches, 1.15 inches above normal for the week ending June 8. Temperatures averaged 70.8 degrees, 1.8 degrees above normal. There were 3.7 days suitable for fieldwork.

Corn emerged reached 97 percent, ahead of the five-year average of 91 percent. Soybeans planted reached 92 percent, well ahead of the five-year average of 78 percent. Soybeans emerged reached 80 percent, ahead of the five-year average of 60 percent. Winter wheat headed reached 93 percent, behind the five-year average of 98 percent.

Topsoil moisture was rated at 1 percent very short, 6 percent short, 81 percent adequate and 12 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated at 3 percent very short, 16 percent short, 76 percent adequate and 5 percent surplus.

Corn and soybean conditions were rated 74 and 76 percent good to excellent respectively.

Winter wheat condition was rated 66 percent good to excellent. Pasture condition was rated at 1 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 47 percent good and 20 percent excellent.

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