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Statewide, temperatures averaged 81.5 degrees for the week ending August 24, which is 5.5 degrees above normal. There were 0.14 inches of rain statewide. There were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork during the week.
Topsoil moisture supply was rated 9 percent very short, 28 percent short, 56 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 9 percent very short, 33 percent short, 55 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus.
Corn in the dough stage progressed to 94 percent. Corn dented progressed to 67 percent, up 15 percentage points from last week and 20 percentage points ahead of last year. Corn condition was rated 83 percent good to excellent.
Soybeans setting pods progressed to 82 percent, 19 percentage points ahead of last year and 9 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average. Soybean condition was rated 76 percent good to excellent.
Cotton setting bolls progressed to 94 percent. Rice headed progressed to 89 percent.
Pasture condition was rated 4 percent very poor, rated 16 percent poor, 44 percent fair, 30 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.