HAY STOCKS PROMISING, CATTLE IN GOOD CONDITION
Mostly dry weather provided ideal conditions for producers to cut hay, with average to better than average yields reported. This is seen as a positive sign that hay stocks will be adequate going into winter. Moderate temperatures combined with good pasture conditions contributed to improved cattle condition. Crops are in mostly good condition but could use a soaking rain. There were 6.1 days suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture was 14 percent very short, 22 percent short, 60 percent adequate and 4 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was 11 percent very short, 21 percent short, 64 percent adequate and 4 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN_08_07_17. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-08-07-2017.