Tennessee Weather and Crop Condition Update

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Corn harvest continues to progress rapidly with producers reporting favorable yields. Soybean growers with late-planted beans continue to feel effects of the extended hot, dry weather. Baling of hay continued to be a major activity due to near perfect harvesting conditions; some report concerns of quality. Pasture conditions continued to deteriorate as soil moisture decreased, causing worries among livestock producers. Some indicate that the need to feed hay is approaching; creating concern about stock levels through the winter. There were 6.8 days suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture was rated 25 percent very short, 50 percent short, and 25 percent adequate. Subsoil moisture was rated 19 percent very short, 48 percent short, and 33 percent adequate. The entire report can be read here: TN Crop Weather 09_13_2019. The latest National Crop Progress report can be viewed here as well:  US Crop Progress 09_13_2019.

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