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MO crops see little change in rating

Missouri crop conditions had little change across the state under very cool, wet conditions.         

The USDA says corn silking in the state progressed to 64 percent, 13 percent behind last year. Corn condition held steady at 61 percent good to excellent.   

One third of soybeans have bloomed and 10 percent have started setting pods. Soybean condition was steady at 56 percent good to excellent.   

Cotton squaring is nearly complete with 38 percent of the crop setting bolls. Cotton’s rating fell two percent to 67 percent good.   

18 percent of rice has headed, that’s 11 percent ahead of last year. The crop’s rating held steady at 69 percent good to excellent.

Winter wheat is harvest is nearly wrapped up. 

Alfalfa’s 2nd cutting is 63 percent complete, 18 percent behind last year.

Pasture ratings improved slightly to 73 percent good to excellent.   

Topsoil moisture was 78 percent adequate and 20 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was 83 percent adequate and 14 percent surplus.    

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