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Arkansas crops: 90% rice and 74% cotton planted

Taken by MG

Another decent week of weather helped Arkansas farmers make big strides in planting pace.

Corn planting is 98% complete with 90% of the crop emerged.  Seventy-seven percent is rated good to excellent.  Rice planting is 90% complete, with 70% of the crop emerged, and 75% rated good to excellent.  Soybeans are 71% planted with 56% of the crop emerged and 74% good to excellent.  Cotton is 74% planted with 40% emerged.  Peanuts are 69% planted and 45% emerged. 

Winter wheat crop is 98% headed, 39% coloring, with 74% of the crop rated good to excellent.

Hay alfalfa is rated 61% good, other hay is rated 57% good to excellent.  Vegetables are rated 83% good to excellent.

Topsoil moisture was 71% adequate to surplus and subsoil moisture was 78% adequate to surplus. 

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