RAIN LAST WEEK IMPROVED PASTURE CONDITION; DELAYED HARVEST
Livestock producers got a boost in the form of improved pastures as rains fell across the State last week. This, along with ample hay supplies, have producers optimistic about feed supplies going into winter. The rain delayed harvest of field crops but improved both topsoil and subsoil moisture. There were 4.4 days suitable for field work, down from 6.1 the previous week. Topsoil moisture was 1 percent very short, 7 percent short, 84
percent adequate, and 8 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was 3 percent very short, 21 percent short, 71 percent adequate and 5 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN_10_29_17. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-10-30-2017.