For the beleaguered winter wheat crop in some of the southern drought areas, “It’s quickly becoming the point of no return,” according to USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey. He added the current crop raitings are just terrible for this time of year.
“We just see 27% of the U.S. wheat crop rated good to excellent, that is down 3% points from last week. 39% is very poor to poor, that is up 2% points from last week.”
And when it comes to the great plain states, “all away from Montana to Texas, we see those seven states all reporting the winter wheat crop more than 1/4 very poor to poor, led by Texas at 78%. And just shy of half the crop, 48% very poor to poor in Oklahoma.”
Rippey added that 47% of Colorado’s crop and about a 1/3 of the crop in Kansas are rated poor to very poor.
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