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Published: Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 12:11 p.m. CDT

Much of the state got a break from dry weather conditions last week. The West Southwest part of the state received 2.59 inches of rain. Statewide, precipitation averaged 1.45 inches, 0.51 inches above normal. There were 4.9 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Aug. 10. The average temperature was 72.1 degrees, 1.7 degrees below normal.

Corn in the dough stage was rated at 77 percent, compared to the five-year average of 62 percent. Corn dented was rated at 17 percent, compared to the five-year average of 23 percent. Corn condition was rated at 82 percent good to excellent.

Soybeans blooming reached 94 percent, compared to the five-year average of 91 percent. Soybeans setting pods reached 79 percent, ahead of the five-year average of 66 percent. Soybean condition was rated at 78 percent good to excellent.

Sorghum headed reached 78 percent and sorghum turning color was rated at 33 percent. Oat harvest reached 89 percent complete, compared to the five-year average of 91 percent.

Pasture condition was rated at 1 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 55 percent good and 12 percent excellent. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 2 percent very short, 17 percent short, 76 percent adequate and 5 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 2 percent very short, 23 percent short, 72 percent adequate and 3 percent surplus.

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