USDA has released its first crop progress report for 2020, including the status of Missouri’s wheat crop. The weekly report indicates that 41 percent of the crop is in good or excellent condition, a four point increase from a week ago and just above last year’s marks. Ten percent of the crop was in poor or very poor condition. Pastures are starting out 2020 much better than last year, with 50 percent in good or excellent condition versus 11 percent poor or very poor. Only five percent of Missouri farmers report a shortage of hay supply. While no water supply shortages are reported, one percent of topsoil and two percent of subsoil is lacking adequate moisture. Precipitation on average was three-tenths of an inch below average at 55-hundreds of an inch. Two-point-eight days were suitable for fieldwork and temperatures were just above normal at 50-point-two degrees.