According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Arkansas, there were 2.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, December 1.

Topsoil moisture supplies were 1 percent very short, 3 percent short, 43 percent adequate, and 53 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 2 percent very short, 6 percent short, 50 percent adequate, and 42 percent surplus.

Low temperatures ranged from 33.3 at Lead Hill to 46.6 at Rohwer. Highs ranged from 53.9 at Evening Shade to 68.2 at Eudora.

Moderate to heavy precipitation was received throughout the State, with the highest concentration occurring in the west central part of the State with an average of 2.79 inches.

“Light rains and cooler weather have helped producers with cool season forages because the last of the pastures have succumb to dormancy. Producers were feeding hay and supplementing nursing cows and calves. Except for severe cold in early November, fall has been mild and livestock are doing well,” said Glenda Sutherlin, Union County Extension agent.

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