Snow flies, but drought persists
Montana – Subsoil moisture: 25 percent very short compared with 14 percent last year; 35 percent short, 38 percent last year; 39 percent adequate, 44 percent last year; 1 percent surplus, 4 percent last year.
Nebraska – Wheat conditions rated 14 percent very poor, 36 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 12 percent good, and 0 percent excellent. Hay and forage supplies rated 11 percent very short, 38 percent short, 51 percent adequate, and 0 percent excellent.
Oklahoma – Although the precipitation for the last 30 days has been above normal, statewide precipitation for the period since September 1st was only 63 percent of normal, ranging from 55 percent of normal in the North Central district to 77 percent of normal in the Panhandle.
Texas – Pastures conditions were generally good in East Texas while much of the range and pastureland across West and South Texas suffered severely due to dry, windy conditions. In areas with limited grazing availability, livestock producers were supplementing with hay and protein.
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