Rain in Tennessee keeps some out of the fields


Rain in Tennessee keeps some out of the fields

A rainy week in Tennessee slowed down fieldwork.

The storms also caused some damage to farm buildings and some power outages.

The UDSA says 75% of corn is planted, compared to the five-year average of 76%, with 52% of the crop emerged, compared to 53% on average.

25% of soybeans are planted, compared to 17% on average, with 8% emerged, compared to the usual rate of 2%.

98% of winter wheat is jointing and 80% has headed, with 76% of the crop called good to excellent.

Just 3% of the cotton crop is planted, well behind the normal pace of 21%, and some producers are reportedly considering reducing their acreage because of excessively wet conditions.

Some hay producers in middle Tennessee are waiting for drier weather to start cutting with concerns about yield because of cool temperatures.

Nearly the entire state has adequate to surplus soil moisture levels.