According to USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey, the news about the Spring Wheat crop is not good nationwide. He noted 37% of the crop is rated good to excellent, 27% very poor to poor.
“That’s a decline slightly from last week’s condition of 38% and 25% respectively and a dramatic drop from last year’s 81% good to excellent, just 2% very poor to poor,” Rippey said. He also noted some of the poorest conditions are right here in the Northwest.
“Washington state leads the country in very poor to poor ratings for spring wheat. 62% of the crop in those two categories as of June 13th”
Meanwhile 4% of the U.S. Spring Wheat has been harvested which is behind the five-year average of 15% for this time of year.
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