Nationally, pasture and range conditions are not too bad, with numbers looking about like they did at this time last year. The USDA’s Crop Progress report for the week ending July 5 shows 21 percent of pasture and range in the lower-48 states in poor to very poor condition and 53 percent in good to excellent condition. One year earlier, the report listed 24 percent in poor or very poor condition while 49 percent rated good to excellent.
Conditions in the
In the Mountain West, Utah, Wyoming and Idaho rate 85 percent, 82 percent and 80 percent of their pasture and range as good to excellent, respectively.