While The Northwest Is Dry, Winter Wheat Conditions Look Good Nationally

Drought continues to impact the winter wheat crop here in the Northwest.But for the most part, the crop, nationally looks good.USDA Meteorologist, Brad Rippey. “Overall, 46% of the winter wheat rated good to excellent,” said USDA Meteorologist, Brad Rippey. “That is up a point from last week. 18% very poor to poor that is also […]

Driest Fields Reported In Western U.S.

When taking a look at the latest picture of pasture and rangeland conditions nationwide, USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey said fields continue to dry out. “Conditions across the country relatively steady as we head toward the end of the season. 43% of the pasture and rangeland rated very poor to poor, 20% good to excellent, and […]

USDA: Good News & Bad News For Winter Wheat

When taking a look at the latest winter wheat numbers nationally, it’s a mixed bag. Clear dry weather across many of the top wheat states has led to a brisk clip when it comes to planting, but many of these same areas are short on moisture which is hurting establishment and emergence. USDA meteorologist Brad […]

Idaho The Top Barley Producer in The U.S.

Idaho is once again the top barley producing state in the country. According to the USDA’s 2020 Small Grains Annual Summary, Idaho’s barley crop this year was 1% largest than last year’s thanks to higher yields. In 2020, 500,000 acres of barley were harvested in Idaho, with the average yield of 110 bu/acre. That compares […]

Winter Wheat Planting Slightly Ahead Of Schedule

According to the USDA, 20% of winter wheat plantings were complete by Sunday, September 20th. USDA metorologist Brad Rippey said that’s one percentage point ahead of the 5-year average [of 19%] and two points ahead of numbers reported last year. “We see three states that have reached the 40% mark for winter wheat planting. Leading […]

Winter Wheat Plantings Up Year Over Year

Winter wheat planting for the nation is a head of schedule. Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist said as of Sunday, one tenth of the 2021 Winter Wheat crop was in the ground, which is two points ahead of the five-year average and four percentage points ahead of this time last year. He noted the two states […]

Democrat Bill Would Ban Pesticides to Protect Farm Workers

Legislation introduced by two Democratic lawmakers would ban chlorpyrifos and other pesticides that cause concern among farmworker groups due to negative health effects. The bill from Tom Udall of New Mexico and Joe Neguse of Colorado would ban organophosphates. According to TheHill.com that’s a group of pesticides that attack the nervous system and that research […]

Winter Wheat Harvest Moving North

Winter wheat harvest is underway, and it is moving northward. “Nationally 41% of the winter wheat harvested on June 28th that is equal to the five year average and significantly ahead of last year’s harvest pace just 26% of the crop harvested on June 28th 2019,” noted USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey. He continued that this […]

National Pasture Land Remains In Good Shape

It really should come as no surprise we saw some net drying nationwide when it comes to pasture conditions. Taking a look at the latest numbers, 49% of the pasture and rangeland nationwide is rated good to excellent, that’s down two points in the past week. Meanwhile, those fields rated very poor to poor increased […]