FARMERS RETURN TO FIELDS
Drier conditions brought high temperatures and allowed farmers back into their fields. Soybean producers were wrapping up planting while corn producers were applying fungicides. Most farmers are reporting that their crops are looking good. The increased moisture levels from recent rains have had a slight adverse effect on tobacco. The higher temperatures slowed pasture growth, but, for the most part, pastures remained in good shape. There were 5.5 days suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture was 4 percent short, 87 percent adequate and 9 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was 4 percent short, 88 percent adequate and 8 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN_07_17_17. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-07-17-2017.