Arkansas crops: 67% soybeans and 65% rice rated good to excellent
Arkansas farmers continue to battle hot, dry weather.
Soybeans are rated 67% good to excellent, 76% of the crop blooming, and 42% is setting pods. Cotton is rated 80% good to excellent with 91% squaring and 32% setting bolls. The rice crop is rated 65% rated good to excellent, 4% of the crop is headed. Peanuts are rated 74% good to excellent with 58% pegging. Corn is rated 67% good to excellent, 90% of the crop is silking, 41% is in the dough stage, and 7% is dented.
The second cutting of hay is 51% complete, and 8% of alfalfa hay is rated good. Vegetables are 65% good to excellent.
Topsoil moisture was 91% short to very short and subsoil moisture was 77% short to very short.