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Soil too dry to plant winter wheat, soybeans poor in North Carolina
9/30/2019 12:00:00 AM

Plants & Wildlife
North Carolina
Alleghany County, NC
Ashe County, NC
Davidson County, NC
Davie County, NC
Forsyth County, NC
Guilford County, NC
Stokes County, NC
Surry County, NC
Watauga County, NC
Wilkes County, NC

Start Date: 9/30/2019 -  
North Carolina farmers cannot plant winter wheat because the soil is too dry, according to an applied climatologist with the State Climate Office in Raleigh. The same was true in Forsyth, Stokes and Surry counties. The blooms on soybeans did not fill out, and the beans were small. There was not much grass, and livestock producers were likely feeding hay. Winston Salem Journal (N.C.), Sept. 30, 2019