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On average, farmers had 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending July 21, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Arkansas Field Office, July 22.

Topsoil moisture supplies were 12 percent very short, 52 percent short, 34 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 10 percent very short, 55 percent short, 34 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus. Low temperatures ranged from 59 degrees at Calico Rock and Gilbert to 72 degrees at Keiser. Highs ranged from 92 degrees at Rohwer to 100 degrees at Dardanelle. Scattered rain showers relieved some areas of Arkansas last week.

By the end of last week, corn was 98 percent silked and 63 percent was in the dough stage. Corn was 25 percent in the dent stage, 58 percent behind last year and 22 percent below the five-year average. The cotton crop reached 100 percent squaring and 79 percent setting bolls. Rice was 8 percent headed, 56 percent behind last year and 21 percent below the five-year average. Sorghum was 57 percent headed, 39 percent behind 2012 and 26 percent below the five-year average.

Producers had planted 100 percent of the soybean crop and emergence was at 99 percent. Soybeans were 52 percent blooming and 21 percent setting pods. Overall, the major row crops were in mostly fair to good condition. Major farming activities included irrigation of crops and application of pesticides.

Livestock were in mostly fair to good condition last week. Pasture and range condition were reported in mostly fair to good condition last week. Hay condition was mostly fair to good. Pasture and hay fields continued to be affected by dry weather.

Date: 7/29/2013



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