Ag stats: Wyoming crop progress and condition report – week ending November 7, 2021

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Published Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Some areas of the state received precipitation the first three days of the week, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

Most of the western and southern parts of the state received approximately 0.1 to 0.3 inches of rain, with a few areas in the west and south receiving about an inch of rain. The northern, northeastern, and central portions of the state were for the most part dry.

Temperatures were unseasonably warm, ranging on average from 2 to 8 degrees above normal. The highest departure from normal occurred in the western and southcentral areas.

According to the United States Drought Monitor for November 4, 2021, 92.1 percent of the State is experiencing drought conditions. The amount of land rated as abnormally dry was 7.9 percent, compared to 5.9 percent last week. Moderate drought was present across 28.6 percent of the State, a decrease of 1.3 percentage points from 29.9 percent last week. Severe drought increased to cover 49.9 percent of the State, compared to 47.2 percent last week. Extreme drought conditions decreased from 17.0 percent last week to 13.6 percent of the State this week.

Moisture received in Lincoln County for October was well above normal, but more moisture was reportedly needed to alleviate the subsoil moisture levels which remain very dry.

Precipitation received in Goshen County this fall has been of great benefit to fall planted crops. Sugarbeet harvest improved to 96 percent complete this week, compared to 91 percent the previous week.

Corn harvested for grain was behind schedule at 47 percent, compared to 88 percent complete last year and the five-year average of 62 percent.

Hay and roughage supplies were rated 22 percent very short, 45 percent short, and 33 percent adequate, compared to 21 percent very short, 40 percent short, 38 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus last week.

Stock water supplies across Wyoming were rated 15 percent very short, 43 percent short, and 42 percent adequate, compared to 17 percent very short, 46 percent short, and 37 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 

47 

44 

88 

62 

Sugarbeets 

       

Harvested 

96 

91 

NA 

NA 

DAYS SUITABLE FOR FIELDWORK AND SOIL MOISTURE CONDITION

 

Current week

Previous week

Previous year

5-year average

Days suitable for fieldwork 

5.5 

6.1 

6.7 

5.6 

Topsoil moisture 

(percent)

(percent)

(percent)

(percent)

Very short 

24 

23 

35 

16 

Short 

28 

29 

35 

32 

Adequate 

45 

43 

30 

47 

Surplus 

-- 

Subsoil moisture 

       

Very short 

27 

33 

55 

21 

Short 

47 

41 

25 

33 

Adequate 

26 

26 

20 

44 

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 

NA 

Poor 

-- 

-- 

NA 

NA 

Fair 

NA 

NA 

Good 

89 

88 

NA 

NA 

Excellent 

10 

10 

NA 

NA 

Pasture and range 

       

Very poor 

39 

31 

34 

13 

Poor 

32 

31 

32 

16 

Fair 

22 

27 

32 

38 

Good 

11 

30 

Excellent 

-- 

-- 

-- 

Winter wheat 

       

Very poor 

Poor 

10 

14 

Fair 

60 

61 

30 

26 

Good 

23 

26 

48 

62 

Excellent 

-- 

Livestock 

       

Very poor 

-- 

-- 

-- 

-- 

Poor 

Fair 

25 

23 

23 

14 

Good 

73 

73 

74 

79 

Excellent 

-- 

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