Ag stats: Wyoming crop progress and condition report – week ending November 13, 2022

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Published Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Precipitation levels varied across Wyoming for the week ending November 13, 2022, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Portions of the west and northwest received above average amounts of moisture. Once again, isolated areas of the west received precipitation levels of about 2 inches or more. In the majority of eastern Wyoming, however, precipitation levels ran below normal.

Temperatures were below normal for all of Wyoming. Southern areas of the State saw temperatures running about 6 degrees below average. Portions of northern Wyoming experienced temperatures as much as 12-18 degrees below normal.

Extreme drought conditions increased according to the United States Drought Monitor report published on November 10, 2022. The amount of land rated drought free was unchanged at 14.1 percent. Abnormal dryness was found in 29.1 percent of the State, compared to 32.4 percent the previous week. Moderate drought stood at 27.0 percent, down 0.4 percentage points. Severe drought was found in 22.7 percent of Wyoming, a slight change from 22.6 percent the previous week. Extreme drought conditions escalated to 7.1 percent, up from 3.5 percent last week.

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Wyoming Drought Conditions - November 8, 2022 - National Drought Mitigation Center

The week brought periodic storms in Lincoln County. Days were cool followed by cold nights. Grounds were freezing up and farmers faced difficulty cultivating fields.

A report from Goshen County indicated conditions remained dry. Corn harvest advanced to 71 percent statewide.

Hay and roughage supplies were rated 20 percent very short, 36 percent short, 42 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus, compared to 26 percent very short, 39 percent short, 33 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus last week.

Stock water supplies across Wyoming were rated 3 percent very short, 57 percent short, 39 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus, compared to 7 percent very short, 57 percent short, 35 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus last week.

CROP PROGRESS

Commodity

Current week

Previous week

Previous year

5-year average

 

(percent)

(percent)

(percent)

(percent)

Corn 

       

Harvested for grain 

71 

43 

72 

72 

DAYS SUITABLE FOR FIELDWORK AND SOIL MOISTURE CONDITION

 

Current week

Previous week

Previous year

5-year average

Days suitable for fieldwork

5.9 

5.2 

6.7 

5.6 

Topsoil moisture 

(percent)

(percent)

(percent)

(percent)

Very short 

39 

43 

27 

16 

Short 

40 

37 

37 

34 

Adequate 

20 

19 

36 

46 

Surplus 

-- 

Subsoil moisture 

       

Very short 

44 

49 

29 

25 

Short 

44 

37 

54 

37 

Adequate 

12 

13 

17 

37 

Surplus 

-- 

CROP, LIVESTOCK, PASTURE AND RANGE CONDITION

Commodity

Current week

Previous week

Previous year

5-year average

 

(percent)

(percent)

(percent)

(percent)

Corn 

       

Very poor 

-- 

-- 

-- 

NA 

Poor 

-- 

-- 

-- 

NA 

Fair 

NA 

Good 

98 

93 

89 

NA 

Excellent 

-- 

10 

NA 

Pasture and range 

       

Very poor 

13 

14 

36 

16 

Poor 

30 

33 

26 

23 

Fair 

34 

31 

28 

38 

Good 

23 

22 

10 

21 

Excellent 

-- 

-- 

-- 

Winter wheat 

       

Very poor 

Poor 

23 

23 

18 

10 

Fair 

60 

59 

58 

30 

Good 

13 

14 

14 

54 

Excellent 

-- 

-- 

Livestock 

       

Very poor 

-- 

-- 

-- 

-- 

Poor 

Fair 

21 

20 

31 

18 

Good 

76 

78 

66 

76 

Excellent 

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