When it comes to the condition of the winter wheat crop, there’s very little to report in the Northwest.  However, nationally, we’re seeing numbers come from the southern and central plains.


“It really highlights just how much stress there is on this 2022-2023 winter wheat crop," said USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey.


And when it comes to the numbers for the week ending Sunday March 12th.


“More than one half of the winter wheat in Kansas 52% was rated in very poor to poor condition along with 50% of the crop in Texas and 44% in Oklahoma," Rippey said.  "On the same date March 12th NASS reported the topsoil moisture was 66% very short to short statewide in Kansas along with 70% in Texas and 49% in Oklahoma.”


Rippey added both crop and soil conditions show fields desperately need soaking rain or wet snow to help stabilize the crop situation.


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