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Michigan crop update: Temps drop

EAST LANSING, MI -- There were 4.1 days suitable for fieldwork in Michigan during the week ending November 27, 2016, according to Marlo Johnson, Director of the Great Lakes Regional office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Many received chilling temperatures most of the week that were accompanied by rain and snow. Due to slow evaporation and lack of moisture retention by the thriving plants, standing water and muddy soil hindered fieldwork. The ongoing precipitation slowed progress on the remaining corn harvest, however, it did continue and more fall tillage was completed. Soybean harvest was winding down and most have already completed their harvest. Most winter wheat had emerged, but growth was slowed by the cool temperatures. Warmer temperatures and dry weather closed out the week.