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Above Normal Rain Fall Shows in December Crop Progress Summary

Above Normal Rain Fall Shows in December Crop Progress Summary
The United States Department of Agriculture's first national crop progress report for 202 is not scheduled for release until Monday, April 1st. Though the reporting is still paused on a national level, the USDA did give producers a look at the current wheat crop and pasture conditions within their respective states for the month of December, 2020.
 
In the weekly crop progress report from USDA, Oklahoma For the month of December, rainfall totals averaged 2.84 inches throughout the state, 0.78 of an inch above normal. There was virtually no change in the U.S. Drought Monitor depiction for Oklahoma throughout the month, with a little over 25% of the state categorized in at least moderate drought. Broken Bow’s 8.22 inches led the December totals. Boise City had the lowest total at 0.22 of an inch. Despite the winter weather, the statewide average temperature was 40.8 degrees, 1.9 degrees above normal. Topsoil and subsoil moisture conditions were rated mostly adequate to short. Small Grains: Winter wheat grazed reached 43 percent, up 3 points from the previous year. Rye grazed reached 15 percent, up 4 points from the previous year. Oats grazed reached 7 percent, up 5 points from the previous year. Pasture and Livestock: Pasture and range condition was rated at 85 percent good to fair. Livestock condition was rated at 94 percent good to fair.
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