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Missouri Farmers Begin Winter Wheat Harvest
Missouri Ag Connection - 06/09/2020

Temperatures last week averaged 76.1 degrees, 6.6 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.27 inches statewide, 0.27 inches above normal. There were 4.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 2 percent short, 79 percent adequate, and 19 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 1 percent short, 77 percent adequate and 22 percent surplus.

Corn planted progressed to 95 percent this week, 17 percentage points ahead of last year. Corn emerged progressed to 90 percent, 1 percentage points ahead the 5-year average. Corn condition was rated at 1 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 52 percent good, and 9 percent excellent.

Soybeans planted progressed to 63 percent, 31 percentage points ahead of last year, while soybeans emerged progressed to 43 percent. Soybeans condition was rated at 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 51 percent good, and 5 percent excellent.

Cotton planted progressed to 67 percent this week, 12 percentage points behind last year. Cotton condition was rated at 19 percent very poor, 19 percent poor, 35 percent fair, and 27 percent good.

Rice planted progressed to 86 percent, 2 percentage points ahead of last year, while rice emerged progressed to 78 percent. Rice condition was rated at 1 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 47 percent good, and 7 percent excellent.

Winter wheat harvested for grain progressed to 1 percent this week, 1 percentage point ahead of last year and 3 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Winter wheat condition was rated at 3 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 51 percent fair, 35 percent good, and 3 percent excellent.

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