Some producers were able to start planting corn this past week despite the rain received across the state, according to the USDA Crop Progress and Condition report released April 6. Precipitation averaged 1.14 inches statewide with over two inches of rain being recorded in Southern Missouri. Temperatures averaged 53.8 degrees, four degrees above normal.
There were 2.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending April 5. Topsoil moisture supply