ST. LOUIS -- Statewide, the average temperature was 28.9 degrees, 0.9 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 0.85 inches, 1.84 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 9 percent very short, 24 percent short, 65 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 12 percent very short, 30 percent short, 56 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus.

Winter wheat condition was rated 5 percent very poor, 10 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 48 percent good, and 8 percent excellent.

It’s time to fill out and return your 2017 Census of Agriculture. If you produce or grow any agricultural products, including field crops, fruits, vegetables, floriculture, and livestock, regardless of the size of your operation, return your 2017 Census of Agriculture by Feb. 5, 2018.

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For more information on NASS surveys and reports, call the Heartland Regional Field Office at 314-595-9594 or e-mail


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