Ag stats: Wyoming crop progress and condition report – week ending April 10, 2022

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Published Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Precipitation once again remained below normal for the majority of Wyoming for the week ending April 10, 2022, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

Temperatures were also below normal. In isolated areas, temperatures ran 5 degrees below average.

According to the United States Drought Monitor for April 7, 2022, the amount of land rated as abnormally dry was 2.8 percent, unchanged from last week. Moderate drought was present across 37.3 percent of the State, an increase from 36.3 percent last week. Severe drought covered 39.7 percent of the State, compared to 40.9 percent last week. Extreme drought conditions covered 20.2 percent of the State, up from 20.0 percent the previous week.

Conditions remained dry and cold in Lincoln County.

Strong winds depleted topsoil moisture in Goshen County and kept farmers from completing field activities.

Hay and roughage supplies for Wyoming were rated 18 percent very short, 48 percent short, and 34 percent adequate compared to 22 percent very short, 39 percent short, 38 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus last week.

Stock water supplies across Wyoming were rated 19 percent very short, 23 percent short, and 58 percent adequate compared to 10 percent very short, 29 percent short, 60 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus last week.

Irrigation water supplies were rated 46 percent poor, 37 percent fair, and 17 percent good compared to 4 percent very poor, 41 percent poor, 42 percent fair, and 13 percent good last week.

Cattle death loss was rated as 1 percent heavy, 66 percent average, and 33 percent light.

Sheep death loss was rated as 1 percent heavy, 63 percent average, and 36 percent light.

CROP AND LIVESTOCK PROGRESS

Commodity

Current week

Previous week

Previous year

5-year average

 

(percent)

(percent)

(percent)

(percent)

Barley 

       

Planted 

40 

25 

46 

39 

Emerged 

10 

-- 

-- 

Sugarbeets 

       

Planted 

NA 

NA 

NA 

Cattle and calves 

       

Cows calved 

63 

40 

61 

57 

Sheep and lambs 

       

Ewes lambed 

57 

30 

40 

40 

Sheep shorn 

38 

30 

52 

56 

DAYS SUITABLE FOR FIELDWORK AND SOIL MOISTURE CONDITION

 

Current week

Previous week

Previous year

5-year average

Days suitable for fieldwork

6.0 

5.5 

5.8 

4.9 

Topsoil moisture 

(percent)

(percent)

(percent)

(percent)

Very short 

42 

38 

30 

Short 

35 

37 

27 

17 

Adequate 

23 

25 

43 

65 

Surplus 

-- 

-- 

-- 

Subsoil moisture 

       

Very short 

43 

39 

34 

11 

Short 

40 

44 

31 

20 

Adequate 

17 

17 

35 

62 

Surplus 

-- 

-- 

-- 

CROP, LIVESTOCK, PASTURE AND RANGE CONDITION

Commodity

Current week

Previous week

Previous year

5-year average

 

(percent)

(percent)

(percent)

(percent)

Pasture and range 

       

Very poor 

36 

29 

26 

Poor 

24 

25 

35 

18 

Fair 

28 

31 

27 

35 

Good 

12 

14 

12 

37 

Excellent 

-- 

-- 

Winter wheat 

       

Very poor 

Poor 

29 

32 

11 

13 

Fair 

55 

54 

78 

43 

Good 

36 

Excellent 

-- 

-- 

Livestock 

       

Very poor 

-- 

Poor 

-- 

Fair 

12 

29 

19 

Good 

92 

83 

65 

76 

Excellent 

-- 

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