CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION
WEEK ENDING JUNE 26, 2016
AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Hot conditions sustained the pace of crop development while limited, localized precipitation was generally received in central and eastern counties, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Topsoil moisture continued to decline with impacts on crop and pasture conditions varied by locality. In spite of trending dry conditions, recent moisture accumulations and irrigation reserves held most crop conditions relatively steady. Development of winter wheat was generally ahead of last year and the average while harvesting activities have begun, estimated ahead of last year but behind average. Winter wheat crop conditions are rated 67 percent good to excellent, compared with 51 percent good to excellent last year. Stored feed supplies were rated 4 percent short, 79 percent adequate, and 17 percent surplus. Sheep death loss was 8 percent heavy, 67 percent average and 25 percent light. Cattle death loss was 80 percent average and 20 percent light.
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