Topsoil moisture improves slightly across the state

Topsoil moisture improves slightly across the state

Cooler temperatures and several showers across much of the state last week were a welcomed change from the hot and dry conditions experienced throughout the summer thus far.

Topsoil moisture improved slightly from last week with 62 percent very short, 29 percent short and 9 percent adequate. Subsoil moisture also improved slightly to 75 percent very short, 22 percent short and 3 percent adequate.

Elsewhere across the Corn Belt, soybeans rated very poor to poor fell (improved)—on the strength of cooler weather and recent rainfall—five percentage points in Indiana, Michigan, and South Dakota. Even with the improvement, more than one-third (37%) of the U.S. soybeans are rated very poor to poor, including 45% in Indiana, 35% in Michigan, and 31% in South Dakota.

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