Winter wheat harvest is in full swing with 53 percent of the crop harvested compared to only one percent normally for this time period.
Due to lack of rainfall, many counties are reporting signs of stress in both corn and soybeans. Corn conditions were rated at 10 percent poor or very poor, 34 percent fair and 56 percent good to excellent.
Soybeans planted now stands at 99 percent, well ahead of the 5-year average of 81 percent. Ninety-six percent of the soybean crop has emerged. Soybean conditions were rated at 12 percent poor or very poor, 38 percent fair and 50 percent good to excellent.
In other crops around the state, the second cutting of alfalfa is at 29 percent, oats headed is at 64 percent, and sorghum planted has reached 82 percent complete.
Topsoil moisture is rated at 26 percent very short, 52 percent short and 22 percent adequate.
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