US pasture conditions get even worse
Dow Jones Newswires 07/02/2012 @ 4:03pm
Pasture conditions across the Plains, Midwest and several other states worsened in the latest week from already poor ratings.
USDA rates nearly two-thirds of pasture acres on average across Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri and Kansas at poor to very poor. The latest ratings compared with an average of nearly 49% in the two categories previous week.
Areas of severe drought stretch into Nebraska, Arkansas and western states. For the 48 continental states, 43% of pasture acres rated poor to very poor, compared with 34% a year ago when the southwest was hit particularly hard. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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