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Arkansas corn and rice harvests nearing finish line

Arkansas farmers made good harvest progress last week, with corn and rice growers nearing the finish line.

The USDA reports as of Sunday 96% of corn is harvested, followed by rice at 89%, soybeans at 60%, cotton at 32% and peanuts at 16% harvested.

The agency rates the cotton crop 65% good to excellent, soybeans 68% good to excellent and peanuts 74% good to excellent.

Winter wheat planting reached 13% complete with 3% of the crop emerged.

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