Missouri Crop and Progress Report from USDA

| July 10, 2018
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Temperatures last week averaged 79.9 degrees, 2.5 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged .23 inches statewide, .65 inches below normal. There were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending July 8, 2018. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 28 percent very short, 41 percent short, 30 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 30 percent very short, 34 percent short, 34 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus.

Corn silking was at 76 percent last week, up 28 percentage points from the week before. Corn condition was rated 3 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 42 percent good, and6 percent excellent.

Soybeans blooming reached 43 percent, compared with the 5-year average of 15 percent. Soybeans setting pods reached 4 percent. Soybean condition was rated 4 percent very poor, 12 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 44 percent good, and 4 percent excellent.

Sorghum headed was at 18 percent. Sorghum condition was rated 10 percent poor, 46 percent fair, 41 percent good, and 3 percent excellent.

Winter wheat harvested progressed to 95 percent, up 10 percentage points from the week before.

Pasture conditions in Missouri were rated 13 percent very poor, 35 percent poor, 34 percent fair, and 18 percent good.

Hay and other roughage supply was rated 43 percent very short, 39 percent short, 18 percent adequate.

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