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MO planting continues at slow pace

Early planting is continuing at a slow pace with widespread moisture across Missouri.

USDA says 10 percent of the state’s corn crop is planted, nearly 10 percent behind last year nearly 20 percent behind the five – year average.

Missouri’s winter wheat crop improved to 61 percent good to excellent, four percent above last week and well above the national average.

Pasture conditions in the state are nearly all fair or good with 67 percent rated good and 27 percent rated fair. Topsoil moisture is 71 percent adequate and 27 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture is 81 percent adequate and 11 percent surplus. 

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