According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Arkansas, there were 3.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, November 10.

Topsoil moisture supplies were 1 percent very short, 4 percent short, 45 percent adequate, and 50 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 2 percent very short, 6 percent short, 59 percent adequate, and 33 percent surplus.

Low temperatures ranged from 29.6 at Pocahontas to 44.0 at Stuttgart. Highs ranged from 52.9 at Pocahontas to 74.7 Crossett. Moderate to heavy precipitation was received throughout the state, with the highest concentration occurring in the north central part with an average of 2.92 inches.

“From summer to winter, the transition has been swift. Much cooler temperatures have descended on southern Arkansas. An early hard freeze and continued cooler temperatures has swiftly sent the trees into winter dormancy. Some producers got their winter forages started. Livestock are in good shape with most producers confident they have enough hay depending on how hard and cold the winter will be,” said Glenda Sutherlin, Union County Extension agent.

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