NEWS
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Tue Nov 5, 2013 03:18 PM CST

This week's topsoil moisture rating in Kansas is an eye-popper after a year and a half of languishing in the dust--literally. Topsoil moisture statewide rates 71 percent adequate to surplus. Jason Lamprecht of the Kansas state ag statistics office told me that the most recent time that topsoil had this high a rating was August 25 of this year with a 72 percent adequate to surplus total--and then you have to back to May 6, 2012 to find a 74 percent adequate to surplus figure. That moisture stash didn't last long, though--in only three weeks, the topsoil supply dried down to just 26 percent ...

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