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Here's a sampling of what some folks are saying:
-- Peru, Miami County, Ind.
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-- Morgan County, Ill.
-- Macoupin County, Ill.
-- Northwest Saskatchewan, Canada
-- Mount Vernon, Ind.
Sunflowers bloom in the Texas Blacklands. Sunflowers have a wide planting window and are often used as a "catch" crop to replant when other crops have failed, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service experts. (Texas AgriLife Extension Service photo by Robert Burns)
-- Plainview, Texas
-- Evansville, Ind.
-- Nicollet, Minn.
Field hands harvest onions in the Texas Winter Garden area. (Texas AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Larry Stein)
-- Coles County, Ill.
-- East central Iowa
-- Ward County, N.D.
-- East central Iowa
-- McDonough County, Ill.
-- Barber County, Kan.
Cotton ground in the lower Brazos Valley near Snook was beginning to crack by June 5 from lack of rain. (Texas AgriLife Extension photo by Dr. Gaylon Morgan)
-- Wyoming, N.Y.
-- Clarksdale, Miss.
-- Caldwell County, Mo.
-- Southeast Missouri
Dryland wheat looks good, but could use one last rain to finish the crop, which appears to be two to three weeks early. Sugar beet and corn stands are adequate and confectionery sunflowers are just beginning to emerge. Hopefully we will be able to keep up with water, given the forecast of temperatures climbing into the low 90s, some 15° above average. (Read more wheat-related comments at AgWeb's www.VirtualWheatTour.com)
-- Winnebago County, Ill.