Rain fell across most of Missouri this past week, but it was dry in the northwest and west-central parts of the state. Topsoil moisture is now 46 percent short to very short and 54 percent adequate to surplus.
Soybeans are 62 percent harvested, 8 days behind last year, but the same as normal. The cotton harvest is 70 percent complete, 3 days behind normal. Missouri’s sorghum harvest is 76 percent done, 8 days ahead of normal. Winter wheat planting is 67 percent complete, 5 days ahead of normal. Wheat condition is 54 percent good to excellent.
Pastures are still 60 percent poor to very poor. Stock water supplies are 78 percent short to very short.