According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Arkansas, there were 7 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, September 15.

Topsoil moisture supplies were 28 percent very short, 48 percent short, 22 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 18 percent very short, 51 percent short, 27 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus.

Low temperatures ranged from 62.4 at Kingston to 73.2 at Stuttgart. Highs ranged from 84.3 to 101.8 at Crossett.

Magnolia had a high of 96.1 and a low of 68.6. There was no rain.

Precipitation was scarce throughout the state, with the highest concentration occurring in the southeast part of the state with an average of 0.57 inch.

“It is still hot and dry in the county causing forages to become thin. Some producers are feeding hay. Rainfall is needed soon to finish off warm season and ease the transition to cool season forages,” said Glenda Sutherlin, Union County agent.

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