MT Winter Wheat is Looking Great!

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Warmer weather crept across the southern part of our region this week while rain clouds seemed to be planted over the north end.

As far as crop conditions, the USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service reports that 87{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} of Wyoming’s winter wheat is rated good to excellent and 77{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} of the alfalfa hay has that rating.  Range and pasture conditions remain positive with 73{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} reported as good or better, improving from last week and well above the 5-year average.

Folks in South Dakota saw sunshine last week, allowing their crops to grow up a bit.  According to NASS, 96{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} of South Dakota spring wheat is now emerged. 

The moisture in Montana and North Dakota did help out the crop conditions.  As of this past Sunday, North Dakota spring wheat is rated 87{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} good to excellent.  65{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} of Montana’s winter wheat has that rating, which is up from last week, last year, and the 5-year average.


Click on the state below for the full report.

     

 

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Haylie Shipp

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