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Corn harvest

Many farmers work leased land instead of or in addition to land they own.


ST. LOUIS -- For the month of February topsoil moisture was rated at 4 percent short, 59 percent adequate, and 37 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated at 2 percent very short, 20 percent short, 69 percent adequate, and 9 percent surplus.

Winter wheat condition was rated at 8 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 39 percent fair, 40 percent good, and 5 percent excellent. Statewide, temperatures for the month of February averaged 29.4 degrees, 0.2 degrees below normal.

Precipitation averaged 4.90 inches, 3.20 inches above normal.

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