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Early spring temperatures were cool throughout the state for the month of March.
Many farmers were moving machinery out of storage and getting it ready for the season.
Temperatures averaged 33.3 degrees, which is 7.6 degrees below normal.
Statewide precipitation averaged 1.49 inches, 1.61 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture was rated at 2 percent very short, 15 percent short, 78 percent adequate and 5 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 7 percent very short, 29 percent short, 62 percent adequate and 2 percent surplus.
Some winter wheat has begun to come out of winter dormancy. It was rated 2 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 44 percent fair, 39 percent good and 8 percent excellent.