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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