Another big jump in Arkansas planting progress

Arkansas farmers made significant planting progress this last week.  Eighty-five percent of the corn crop is planted with 63 percent emerged, and 66 percent rated good to excellent.  Sixty-three percent of rice has been planted with 32 percent emerged.  Thirty-eight percent of soybeans have been planted with 20 percent emerged.  Seven percent of cotton has been planted and 1 percent is emerged.  Nine percent of peanuts have been planted and 4 percent of the crop has emerged. 

The winter wheat crop is rated 60 percent good to excellent with 69 percent of the crop headed.  Alfalfa hay is rated 32 percent good and 7 percent of the first hay cutting is complete.  Forty-one percent of pastures are rated good to excellent. 

Topsoil moisture is rated 95 percent adequate to surplus and subsoil moisture is rated 93 percent adequate to surplus.

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