|The 2010 SRW harvest most likely will not get started for at least another week. The latest USDA projections indicate a 30% decrease in SRW production compared to 2009 which would be the smallest crop since 1978.|
Ninety-nine percent of the crop is headed in Arkansas, but severe weather, including hail and high winds, covered the state in the past week. There was measurable precipitation across the state for the fifth consecutive week. Ninety-four percent of the crop was rated fair or above according to USDA reports.
Missouri also had rains across the state during the last week. Eighty-one percent of the crop is headed which is similar to 2009. USDA statistics show 67% of the crop at fair or better.
North Carolina, where 74% of the crop is fair or better, has seen below average temperatures during the last week with rain.