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Kentucky Farmers Wait for Better Weather
Kentucky Ag Connection - 11/14/2017

Kentucky experienced below normal temperatures and above normal rainfall over the past week. Precipitation for the week totaled 0.94 inches, 0.15 inches above normal. Temperatures averaged 45 degrees for the week, 5 degrees below normal. Topsoil moisture was rated 5 percent short, 78 percent adequate, and 17 percent surplus.

Subsoil moisture was rated 5 percent short, 82 percent adequate, and 13 percent surplus. Days suitable for fieldwork averaged 3.7 out of a possible seven.

Primary activities for the week included harvesting corn and soybeans, sowing wheat, and stripping tobacco. Farmers are still awaiting favorable conditions to make good progress in the fields as November has been a wet month thus far. The precipitation along with cool, cloudy days has kept the fields from drying out adequately and hampered corn and soybean harvest. Sowing of winter wheat has also been stalled due to the weather conditions. Both planted winter wheat and pastures are in mostly good condition at this time.

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