Ag stats: Wyoming crop progress and condition report – week ending July 3, 2022

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Published Wednesday, July 6, 2022

The majority of Wyoming remained dry for the week ending July 3, 2022, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

Some southern and eastern parts of the State received slightly above average levels of precipitation. In many areas of the north and far west, however, precipitation was minimal.

Temperatures were mostly above normal. In parts of south-western Wyoming, temperatures ran as much as 8 degrees above normal.

According to the United States Drought Monitor for June 30, 2022, the amount of land that was drought free increased to 12.8 percent, up from 7.8 percent last week. The amount of land rated as abnormally dry was 27.9 percent, down slightly from 28.5 percent last week. Moderate drought fell to 31.4 percent of the State, compared to 35.7 percent last week. Severe drought increased to 24.3 percent, compared to 23.5 percent last week. Extreme drought was down slightly to 3.6 percent, compared to 4.5 percent last week.

In Goshen County, pasture conditions were deteriorating. Localized rains alleviated dry conditions in some areas though the greater part of the county still suffered from drought.

A report from Lincoln County indicated good weather last week, though more moisture was still needed for crop growth, as cool nights were affecting plant growth. Farmers were no longer seeing runoff from rivers and streams.

A report from Platte County indicated the dry conditions persisted. The few showers that were received had little benefit to keep grasses growing. Decreased irrigation allocations were inhibiting crop growth and worsening crop condition.

Sheridan County was slowly emerging from the drought with more rain this year than in previous years.

Irrigation water supplies across the State were rated 12 percent poor, 40 percent fair, and 48 percent good, compared to 14 percent poor, 46 percent fair, 39 percent good, and 1 percent excellent last week.

Stock water supplies across Wyoming were rated 3 percent very short, 18 percent short, 75 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus, compared to 17 percent short and 83 percent adequate last week.

CROP AND LIVESTOCK PROGRESS

Commodity

Current week

Previous week

Previous year

5-year average

 

(percent)

(percent)

(percent)

(percent)

Alfalfa hay 

       

1st cutting harvested 

63 

44 

81 

75 

2nd cutting harvested 

NA 

NA 

NA 

Barley 

       

Jointed 

92 

83 

NA 

NA 

Booted 

79 

60 

92 

84 

Headed 

60 

43 

74 

58 

Turning color 

10 

-- 

26 

14 

Dry edible beans 

       

Emerged 

88 

65 

97 

NA 

Blooming 

10 

Other hay 

       

1st cutting harvested 

36 

23 

48 

46 

Winter wheat 

       

Booted 

96 

91 

NA 

NA 

Headed 

76 

55 

77 

74 

Turning color 

29 

17 

31 

32 

Mature 

NA 

10 

DAYS SUITABLE FOR FIELDWORK AND SOIL MOISTURE CONDITION

 

Current week

Previous week

Previous year

5-year average

Days suitable for fieldwork

7.0 

7.0 

6.7 

6.4 

Topsoil moisture 

(percent)

(percent)

(percent)

(percent)

Very short 

21 

20 

22 

13 

Short 

32 

33 

46 

33 

Adequate 

47 

45 

30 

52 

Surplus 

-- 

Subsoil moisture 

       

Very short 

25 

22 

35 

16 

Short 

32 

35 

34 

29 

Adequate 

43 

42 

30 

54 

Surplus 

-- 

CROP, LIVESTOCK, PASTURE AND RANGE CONDITION

Commodity

Current week

Previous week

Previous year

5-year average

 

(percent)

(percent)

(percent)

(percent)

Alfalfa hay 

       

Very poor 

-- 

-- 

Poor 

14 

10 

Fair 

23 

24 

28 

20 

Good 

75 

68 

46 

64 

Excellent 

Barley 

       

Very poor 

-- 

-- 

-- 

Poor 

12 

Fair 

15 

16 

23 

13 

Good 

73 

75 

74 

79 

Excellent 

-- 

-- 

Corn 

       

Very poor 

-- 

-- 

-- 

-- 

Poor 

-- 

-- 

-- 

Fair 

22 

20 

17 

13 

Good 

75 

78 

81 

82 

Excellent 

Dry edible beans 

       

Very poor 

-- 

-- 

-- 

-- 

Poor 

14 

13 

-- 

Fair 

41 

48 

10 

11 

Good 

44 

38 

87 

85 

Excellent 

Other hay 

       

Very poor 

-- 

-- 

Poor 

-- 

Fair 

12 

12 

58 

27 

Good 

87 

84 

28 

63 

Excellent 

Pasture and range 

       

Very poor 

13 

Poor 

19 

18 

31 

16 

Fair 

21 

30 

35 

27 

Good 

50 

48 

20 

44 

Excellent 

-- 

Sugarbeets 

       

Very poor 

-- 

-- 

-- 

-- 

Poor 

-- 

-- 

11 

Fair 

22 

14 

24 

18 

Good 

77 

85 

64 

74 

Excellent 

Winter wheat 

       

Very poor 

Poor 

34 

33 

Fair 

47 

48 

63 

38 

Good 

11 

12 

24 

45 

Excellent 

-- 

-- 

Livestock 

       

Very poor 

-- 

-- 

-- 

-- 

Poor 

-- 

Fair 

11 

11 

23 

11 

Good 

80 

84 

74 

82 

Excellent 

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