Weather slowing MO harvest

A climatologist says some Missouri farmers will likely see more rainfall ahead of the weekend, continuing to slow harvest.

Pat Guinan is with the University of Missouri.

“We needed the rain, but it’s also been quite challenging for producers to get into the field and finish harvest…,” he said. “That’s mostly impacting the southeastern half of the state.”

But he said farmers north of Interstate 70 might have a harvest window.

“I do see some drying opportunities, especially as you go north and west through Missouri, at least as we go into the weekend,” Guinan said. “And they are indicating some drying opportunities with above normal temperatures and below normal [precipitation] for much of next week.”

Guinan said Missouri temperatures will likely continue to be warmer than normal with no frost expected in the next week.

Guinan spoke on an MU livestock and forage call Thursday.

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