Bob Garino

Missouri crops
5:52 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Missouri Crops Behind Schedule, But Conditions Much Improved Over Last Year

(Adam Allington/St. Louis Public Radio)

The heavy rains that caused flooding across portions of Missouri this spring have also led to improved soil conditions for crops grown in the Show-Me State.

The exceptionally-wet spring did cause delays in getting corn, cotton and soybeans in the ground.  But Bob Garino, Missouri Statistician with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) state office in Columbia, says conditions are much better than a year ago when 2012's drought and heat wave began to take hold.

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