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Agriculture is a critical sector of the US economy. Weather events such as hail, high winds, tornados, and flash floods can destroy an entire harvest in a short period of time. Weather conditions, such as long dry spells, long wet spells, and unseasonal temperature variation can take their toll on agriculture over extended periods. Accurate weather forecasts are thus of significant importance to the modern agriculture industry. One of the key areas in agricultural prediction is the accurate prediction of soil temperature and soil moisture. Precise soil temperature and moisture forecasts are important in the timely application of pesticides as well as efficient irrigation practices. At this time, hundreds of thousands of farmers utilize inadequate soil temperature and moisture forecasts in their decision making process.