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First cutting of alfalfa complete

During the week ending April 28, there was 6.8 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, April 29.

Topsoil moisture was 75 percent very short, 19 percent short and 6 percent adequate. Wind damage was 24 percent light, 8 percent moderate and 1 percent severe; with winter wheat 58 percent damaged and onions 5 percent damaged. Freeze damage was 20 percent light, 20 percent moderate and 1 percent severe; with winter wheat 52 percent damaged and onions 7 percent damaged. No hail damage reported.

Alfalfa conditions ranged was good to fair; 24 percent first cutting complete. Cotton 30 percent planted. Corn 9 percent planted. Sorghum was 2 percent planted. Winter wheat was mostly very poor; with 15 percent headed; 42 percent grazed.

Lettuce condition was mostly good. Chile condition was mostly fair; 87 percent planted. Onion conditions were mostly good.

Cattle conditions ranged from very poor to good. Sheep conditions ranged from very poor to fair. Range and pasture conditions were mostly very poor.

Date: 5/6/2013


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