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Planting, field prep take up farmers' time


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On average, farmers had 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Nov. 11, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nov. 13.

The major farming activities for the week included harvesting crops, planting wheat, and making land preparations for 2013.

Topsoil moisture supplies were 8 percent very short, 29 percent short, 55 percent adequate and 8 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 16 percent very short, 36 percent short, 45 percent adequate and 3 percent surplus. Low temperatures ranged from 26 F at Fayetteville and Gilbert to 38 F at Little Rock, Stuttgart and Texarkana. Highs ranged from 70 F at Batesville to 79 Fd at Fort Smith, DeQueen and Eudora.

Cotton was 99 percent harvested. Soybeans were 100 percent mature, and 97 percent harvested. Winter wheat was 87 percent planted and 66 percent emerged.

Livestock were in fair condition.

Date: 11/19/2012



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