According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Arkansas, there were 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, November 17.

Topsoil moisture supplies were 1 percent very short, 4 percent short, 52 percent adequate, and 43 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 2 percent very short, 7 percent short, 58 percent adequate, and 33 percent surplus.

Low temperatures ranged from 18.6 at Evening Shade and Pocahontas to 34.0 at Eudora. Highs ranged from 47.1 at Corning to 63.5 at De Queen.

Light to moderate precipitation was received throughout the state, with the highest concentration occurring in the central part of the State with an average of 1.21 inches.

Magnolia had a high temperature of 55.3 and a low of 26.3 last week. There was 0.27 inch of rainfall.

“Record low temperatures in the middle of last week threw everything into fall transition and winter readiness. Some gardens were caught short with late warm season crops, but most were ready with greens and cool season veggies in place. Livestock fared well with ample hay stocks for coming winter. Those with cool season forages are elated with the change in weather,” said Glenda Sutherland, Union County Extension agent.

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