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Rains continue to cause planting delays in Tennessee

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Rains continue to cause planting delays in Tennessee

Heavy rains have slowed planting progress for many Tennessee farmers.

Corn is 73 percent planted and 45 percent emerges. Soybeans are 46 percent planted and 25 percent emerge. Cotton is planted at 28 percent.

Winter wheat consists of 89 percent head and 7 percent dyes, with 84 percent rated as good to excellent.

Pastures are 72% good to excellent, and in some parts of the state some farmers may be able to start their first hay crop.

The topsoil is 98 percent and the moisture content in the subsoil is 94 percent, sufficient for the surplus.