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Published: Friday, July 11, 2014 12:28 p.m. CDT

Heavy rains continued to soak the northwest and northeast districts last week while the southern half of the state received less than average precipitation. There were 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending July 6.

Statewide precipitation averaged 1.48 inches, 0.54 inches above normal. Average temperature was 70.6 degrees, 4.1 degrees below normal.

Wheat harvest reached 82 percent, ahead of the five-year average of 79 percent.

Corn silking reached 28 percent, slightly behind the five-year average of 30 percent. Corn condition was rated at 80 percent good to excellent.

Soybean blooming was at 29 percent, above the 5-year average of 17 percent. Soybean condition was rated at 75 percent good to excellent.

Sorghum planted reached 93 percent, above the 5-year average of 89 percent. Sorghum headed and oats headed reached 12 and 90 percent complete respectively.

Pasture condition was rated at 1 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 26 percent fair, 52 percent good and 19 percent excellent.

Topsoil moisture was rated at 6 percent short, 81 percent adequate and 13 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated at 1 percent very short, 12 percent short, 81 percent adequate and 6 percent surplus.

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