Brad Rippey

High Pressure Over Plains Helping National Winter Wheat
High Pressure Over Plains Helping National Winter Wheat
Last week, we told you how a high pressure dome over the southern and central Plains contributed to the flooding at Yellowstone National Park.  That dome of high pressure is having another impact on the farming community. "It does help winter wheat with the dry down, with the maturation period and also for harvest activities," said USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey.  So...
Winter Wheat Crop Looks Bad Nationwide As Discussions Of Abandonment Increase
Winter Wheat Crop Looks Bad Nationwide As Discussions Of Abandonment Increase
The condition of the national winter wheat crop continues to drop. “ 27% good to excellent, 41% very poor to poor," noted USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey. "A week ago we were sitting at 29% and 39% respectively.” Rippey noted over the past week, winter wheat conditions improved slightly in Montana and Colorado, but many of the other Plains states saw either steady or declining conditions

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