East: The region had several days of sunshine, warmer temperatures and windy weather, which helped dry out some areas. Fields in other areas still had saturated soils or standing water. More rain was expected this week. Forage conditions improved rapidly with the return of warmer sunny weather. Wet soils hampered fertilizer applications and weed control. Potato growers had to replant after the first sets rotted due to the wet conditions. Fruit trees were in full bloom. Insects of all types were beginning to emerge. Fire ants were an increasing problem due to the saturated conditions. Feral hogs were active. Beaver damage was on the rise in Harrison County. Cattle were holding their weight. Most producers stopped feeding hay and were tapering off feeding supplements. Beef markets remained extremely strong. Calving season continued. Spring cattle work began with producers vaccinating their herds.