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Kentucky Farmers Ready to Go

April 3rd, 2013 - By Charles Choate

tractorThe latest USDA report said most all Kentucky farmers are on stand-by, waiting for a break in temperatures and precipitation to begin field work.

The report said Kentucky just recorded their sixth straight week of below normal temperatures, which ranged around 40 degrees for the average.

Fall seeded wheat has fared well so far, with latest reports showing 60-percent of the crop listed as “good” and 19-percent rated as “excellent”.

The western part of the state has also exceeded normal rainfall amounts, much different from the drought conditions of last year.

USDA reports from their station in Mayfield showed just over 15-inches of rain since January, which is an inch-and-a-half over normal.

The Paducah station indicated slightly over 16-inches of precipitation this year, an increase of four-and-a-half inches over normal conditions.