USDA Meteorologist, Brad Rippey, said topsoils nationwide are still trying to recover from late spring and early summer dryness. He noted only a handful of states have reported notable improvement.
“Lead by North Dakota and Minnesota both at 18% surplus. The bigger storage continues to be pockets of dryness particularly across the western half of the country and some lingering dryness.”
And as it has been most of this summer, some of the top number for dryness are here in the west.
“At the top of the western list at this point we need New Mexico coming in a 80% very short to short, California 75% , tied with Wyoming also at 75% and Oregon at 71% those are the top 4 states for dryness in the west.”
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