RAINS CONINUE TO BE BENEFICIAL FOR SOME, HINDRENCE FOR OTHERS
Cool, wet weather continued to keep agricultural producers out of fields. Corn, cotton, and soybean planting, along with tobacco transplanting made little or no progress as farmers waited for the rains to stop for a second week, and even caused some to contemplate changing their choice of crops to plant. The rains did improve pasture conditions in some areas, and caused some muddy pasture conditions in others. There were only 2.2
days suitable for field work, combined with 2.0 last week. As rains continued, topsoil moisture was 54 percent adequate and 46 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels were similar with only 1 percent short, but 67 percent adequate and 32 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN_05_08_17. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-05-08-2017.