Barley Crop Hurt By Drought Condition

It’s not just spring wheat that’s suffering because of the drought. USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey said the barley struggled as well. He noted this year’s crop finished the year 27% good to excellent, with 42% rated very poor to poor. A far cry from last year’s crop where 75% was rated good to excellent just 4% very poor to poor.

“Once again, Washington state coming in at the top of the list. We see 63% of the barley rated very poor to poor.  Also, at or above 50% in those two conditions North Dakota and Montana.”

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