Missouri harvest makes progress
The USDA says warmer and dryer than normal conditions last week allowed harvest to make progress in the state.
Missouri’s corn crop is rated 70 percent good to excellent condition.
Twenty percent of the corn crop has been harvested, that’s slightly behind last year.
Seventy – one percent of soybeans are rated good to excellent with 66 percent of soybeans turning color and 29 percent dropping leaves.
Cotton is rated 50 percent good and 90 percent of the cotton crop’s bolls have opened. The cotton harvest is three percent complete.
Sixty-nine percent of rice is in good to excellent condition. The rice harvest is more than one quarter complete but more than 30 percent behind the five-year average.