USDA Crop Condition and Soil Moisture Report
In February, as temperatures across the state often stayed in the below normal range, crop producer activities revolved around tax work and machinery preparations for the spring planting season, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Grains were being moved to market and seed was being delivered for the upcoming planting season.
Available soil moisture continues to be a concern going into spring. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 15% very short, 42% short, 43% adequate, and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 16% very short, 39% short, 45% adequate, and 0% surplus.
Winter wheat condition rated 3% very poor, 15% poor, 39% fair, 36% good, and 7% excellent.
Hay and forage supplies rated 1% very short, 7% short, 88% adequate, and 4% surplus.