FARMERS RETURN TO THEIR FIELDS
Dry weather prevailed over the state last week, allowing farmers to get back into the field. Corn planting wrapped up, while significant progress was made on cotton and soybean planting. Hay producers put up a lot of hay last week, but some were reporting their hay was of poorer quality than usual due to the lateness of the first cutting. A few livestock producers reported that the higher temperatures and humidity were putting stress on their animals. There were 6.5 days suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture was 2 percent very short, 14 percent short, 78 percent adequate, and 6 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was 2 percent very short, 10 percent short, 79 percent adequate, and 9 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN_06_11_18. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-06-11-2018.