GOOD YEAR FOR HAY PRODUCTION; CORN, SOYBEAN YIELDS PROMISING
Tennessee’s agricultural producers continue to cut hay, with each cutting showing promise of adequate supplies going into winter. Drier weather has returned to the Volunteer State, allowing farmers to catch up on corn harvest and begin soybean harvest but stressful for pasture conditions. There were 6.9 days suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture was 11 percent very short, 23 percent short, 65 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus.
Subsoil moisture was 12 percent very short, 19 percent short, 67 percent adequate and 2 percent surplus. Hay and roughage supplies were 1 percent very short, 9 percent short, 75 percent adequate, and 15 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN_10_02_17. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-10-02-2017.