Arkansas rushes to plant crops

Hightower, Mary
May 2013
Delta Farm Press Exclusive Insight;5/15/2013, p7
The article reports that cotton, rice and corn growers in Arkansas are making a late-inning rally after a spring-long rain-and-cold delay that kept them from planting their crops. The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) crop report show that 93 percent of the corn crop planted, 3 percent below the five-year average and 7 percent behind in 2012. It also showed that about 13 percent of cotton were planted and 60 percent rice.


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