Some of Kentucky’s corn and soybean crops are showing drought stress as precipitation continues to miss parts of the state.
Corn is rated 53% good to excellent with 38% silking, 12% milked, and 2% in the dough stage. Soybeans are rated 55% good to excellent with 95% emerged, 33% blooming, and 6% setting pods.
Winter wheat harvest is 89% complete.
The tobacco set is rated 62% good to excellent with 10% blooming. Pasture conditions have improved slightly to 61% good to excellent with recent rains improving some areas. Hay yields continue to vary widely as cutting continues. Grazing grounds are thin.