Ag stats: Wyoming crop progress and condition report – week ending November 21, 2021

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Published Thursday, November 25, 2021

Wyoming experienced a dry, warm week, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

The State received minimal precipitation this week, with totals less than 0.02 inches for most areas. Counties in the northwestern corner of the state, however, received over a tenth of an inch of moisture.

Average daily temperatures this week were 4 to 8 degrees above average for this time of year. Average daily low temperatures were 4 to 6 degrees above normal while average daily high temperatures were 6 to 9 degrees above normal for most of the state.

According to the United States Drought Monitor for November 18, 2021, 100.0 percent of the State continues to experience drought conditions and the amount of land rated as abnormally dry remains at 7.9 percent. Moderate drought conditions increased slightly from 28.6 percent last week to 29.5 percent this week. Severe drought covered 51.7 percent of the State, a slight increase from 50.6 percent last week. Extreme drought was present across 10.9 percent of the State, compared to 12.9 percent last week. 

Goshen County producers wrapped up harvest this week and there were reports of feeder cattle being moved or sold.

Platte County reported another dry, windy week which slowed corn harvest. Producers in the county continue to have a difficult time finding hay for livestock.

Corn harvest for the state is nearing completion, with harvest reported at 91 percent complete this week.

Hay and roughage supplies were rated 13 percent very short, 42 percent short, and 45 percent adequate, compared to 22 percent very short, 42 percent short, and 36 percent adequate last week.

Stock water supplies across Wyoming were rated 10 percent very short, 45 percent short, and 45 percent adequate, compared to 17 percent very short, 47 percent short, and 36 percent adequate last week.

CROP AND LIVESTOCK PROGRESS

Commodity

Current week

Previous week

Previous year

5-year average

 

(percent)

(percent)

(percent)

(percent)

Corn 

       

Harvested for grain 

91 

76 

95 

83 

DAYS SUITABLE FOR FIELDWORK AND SOIL MOISTURE CONDITION

 

Current week

Previous week

Previous year

5-year average

Days suitable for fieldwork 

7.0 

6.7 

6.8 

5.5 

Topsoil moisture 

(percent)

(percent)

(percent)

(percent)

Very short 

18 

27 

30 

15 

Short 

42 

37 

37 

30 

Adequate 

40 

36 

33 

49 

Surplus 

-- 

-- 

-- 

Subsoil moisture 

       

Very short 

20 

29 

50 

21 

Short 

54 

54 

28 

31 

Adequate 

26 

17 

22 

45 

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 

27 

36 

27 

NA 

Poor 

25 

26 

37 

NA 

Fair 

35 

28 

34 

NA 

Good 

13 

10 

NA 

Excellent 

-- 

-- 

-- 

NA 

Winter wheat 

       

Very poor 

Poor 

19 

18 

15 

10 

Fair 

52 

58 

30 

25 

Good 

20 

14 

47 

56 

Excellent 

Livestock 

       

Very poor 

-- 

-- 

-- 

-- 

Poor 

Fair 

30 

31 

21 

17 

Good 

65 

66 

75 

75 

Excellent 

-- 

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