Rain Keeps Missouri Farmers out of Fields

June 3, 2015 08:06 PM
Rain Keeps Missouri Farmers out of Fields

Missouri farmers averaged less than a day of fieldwork last week because of above-average rainfall that has caused corn and soybean planting to fall a little behind.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service says precipitation averaged 2.46 inches statewide, which is 1.44 inches above normal, while temperatures were slightly above average.

NASS says corn planting is 87 percent complete, lagging behind 99 percent at this time last year and the five-year average of 95 percent. Only 23 percent of the state's soybeans had been planted, compared with 74 percent last year and the 57 percent five-year average.

Subsoil moisture was rated 3 percent short, 76 percent adequate and 21 percent surplus, while topsoil moisture was rated 46 percent adequate and 54 percent surplus.

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Hard Rock
hallsville, MO
6/3/2015 10:22 PM

  These stats must be from seed sales. because only 2% of the beans in my area are planted and with today's 1/2inch of rain we need 5 days of wind and 85 temp before we can burn a gallon of liquid gold a lot of good 2-5000 acre guys here without a bean planted none but after all this is Mo.we are talking about We don't count in Chicago God Bless