• Fire Weather Watch for Hutchinson - Click for Details
    Effective: March 03, 2024 @ 12:00pm
    Expires: March 03, 2024 @ 7:00pm
Ad Astra Brands

Arkansas farmers ahead of average pace for spring planting

SHARE NOW

Nearly a full week suitable for fieldwork allowed Arkansas farmers to get ahead on spring planting.

The USDA reports as of Sunday, 46% of corn is planted, more than double the amount planted at this time last week and 9 percentage points ahead of the five-year average. 18% of the crop has emerged.

Soybean planting reached 19%, compared to 8% on average ,with 5% emerged.

Rice planting jumped from 12% to 33% complete week over week, compared to 20% on average, with 5% emerged.

Arkansas farmers ahead of average pace for spring planting