agricultural statistics service en Crops, soil dry out further in Missouri <p>The recent break from Missouri&#39;s oppressive summer heat has done little to help crops and pastures.</p><p>In its weekly update, the Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that supplies of topsoil and subsoil moisture were just 1 percent adequate &mdash; with the 1 percent due to irrigation in southeastern Missouri.</p><p>Ninety-eight percent of pastures throughout Missouri were ranked in poor to very condition, and livestock producers are still coping with massive shortages of stock water.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:30:28 +0000 Associated Press 19369 at Crops, soil dry out further in Missouri