When it comes to the latest U.S. Pastures and Rangeland Conditions, modest improvements were reported nationwide.  USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey said the final ratings of August show 46% of pastures across the country are very poor to poor, which is about a 3% drop from the week earlier.


“We have very stressed rangelands and pastures across large sections of the Great Plains, and into parts of the western United States.”


Meanwhile, 25% of rangelands across the county are considered good to excellent, much of that being in the eastern portion of the country.  Rippey noted that is a 2% week over week improvement.


Rippey added 70% of states are reporting some pastureland that’s good to excellent.


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