Weekly report

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Arkansas, there were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday.

Topsoil moisture supplies were 6 percent very short, 30 percent short, 55 percent adequate, and 9 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 5 percent very short, 31 percent short, 57 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus.

Low temperatures ranged from 61.9 at Pocahontas to 76.7 at Hot Springs. Highs ranged from 82.1 at Kingston to 96.4 at Crossett.

Moderate to heavy precipitation was received throughout the State, with the highest concentration occurring in the northwest part of the state with an average of 3.76 inches.

Magnolia’s high temperature for the week was 91.7. The low was 73.4. There was 2.53 inches of rain.

“It was very hot last week. Temperatures are expected to top 100 (this) week, but that is great hay weather. Producers are making surplus hay this year and finding places for storage. Livestock will be stressed by excess heat, but most have shade and water available. Rain is expected in the middle of the week which should cool things down, said Glenda Sutherlin, Union County agent.

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