WARMER TEMPERATURES WELCOMED BY FARMERS
Producers in Tennessee were finally able to get in their fields with 4.9 days suitable for field work. Tennessee had above normal temperatures and drier conditions than in previous weeks. This allowed for farmers to get in the fields to continue planting corn, soybeans and cotton, early cutting of hay, and other fieldwork activities. Topsoil moisture was 3 percent short, 68 percent adequate, and 29 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was 2 percent short, 70 percent adequate, and 28 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN_05_07_18. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-05-07-2018.