RAIN RETURNS TO TENNESSEE
Rain returned to Tennessee last week with rainfall amounts ranging from a trace to over three inches. These rains delayed corn, cotton, and soybean harvest, but provided much needed moisture for recently planted wheat. Yield reports remain optimistic. Pasture conditions improved with the extra moisture. There were 4.5 days suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture was 11 percent very short, 18 percent short, 68 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was 10 percent very short, 19 percent short, 69 percent adequate and 2 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN_10_16_17. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-10-16-2017.