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Planting Delays Continue in Latest Crop Progress Report

Another week of cold, wintry conditions limited farmers to just 0.1 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending April 17, 2022, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. 

Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 2 percent very short, 9 percent short, 68 percent adequate, and 21 percent surplus. 

Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 3 percent very short, 20 percent short, 69 percent adequate, and 8 percent surplus. 

Oats planted was reported at 1 percent, below the five-year-average of 11 percent for this time of year, and well below last year’s 28 percent. 

All other crops remained at 0 percent planted.



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