Corn and Soybean crop condition are better than last year, harvest is dependent upon fall weather patterns. Approximately 71% of the rice crop is reported in good to excellent condition, with the harvest slightly behind average.
Pasture and Range condition in certain regions continue to suffer from lack of moisture. Reports in the ‘very poor’ or ‘poor’ ranking by state are as follows:
In the west – CA 100%, NV 70%, AZ 53%, NM 46%, OR 46%, CO 43%, WY 42%
In the central – IA 62%, WI 58%, MN 45%, NE 40%
And in TX 54%
Pasture and range condition impact livestock feed costs.