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To help farmers make the best use of limited irrigation water in the arid West, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers are helping farmers determine how much water major crops actually need.
The U.S. Agriculture Department said winter and spring wheat crops had caught up with their five-year averages as the winter wheat harvest gets under way. Ninety-five percent of the winter wheat crop has headed out, compared to an historic average of 97 percent by this week of the year.
A slow planting season has begun to even out for the U.S. corn crop, now 93 percent planted and 73 percent emerged, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. Planting at this week of the year is historically 97 percent completed.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).