Dry weather persists in most of Tennessee

Western Tennessee received some much needed rain while the rest of the state remains dry.  The precipitation in the west helped the emerging winter wheat crop.  Dry conditions continue to impact pastures and winter wheat in the eastern two-thirds of the state.  Winter wheat is 96% planted and 85% emerged with 55% of the crop rated good to excellent.

Cotton harvest is 95% complete and soybeans are 96% harvested. 

Topsoil moisture is 73% adequate to surplus and subsoil moisture is 68% adequate to surplus.

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