Although it rained in much of the state Monday, the dry weather in Missouri that continued last week was beginning to affect corn growth. According to the Missouri Ag Statistics office, as of Sunday corn progress remained ahead of last year and the norm but only 43 percent was in good to excellent condition. The lack of water was resulting in poor growth in some corn fields. About three-percent of corn had silked, 17 days ahead of last year.
All but seven-percent of the bean crop was planted, well ahead of last year and the average. Seventy-five percent had emerged. Thirty-one percent of beans were in mostly good, and a bit in excellent condition.
Sixty-five percent of winter wheat was harvested, about three weeks ahead.