June 5 Crop Update

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Finally, the rain has stopped hay is being cut tobacco farmers are in the field putting on extra nitrogen and fungicides. Soybean planting is going to roll again and wheat will be cut as soon as equipment can get in the field without leaving bad ruts or being stuck. Corn in some areas still looks pretty good other fields are nitrogen starved due to water leaching and shallow roots. Some tobacco is uneven in color and in height. With all the rain I am concerned with wheat quality and the wheat being light in test weight. With all the moisture after wheat harvest may be an opportunity for soybeans after wheat. It has been a rough start but it will dry out and crops will catch up.