Sep. 9—A small part of southeastern
A year ago, 38.5% of the state was unaffected by drought and no part was in the extreme or exceptional ranges, the drought monitor shows.
Last week's improvements came about through rains that occurred across the High Plains, dropping as much as 7 inches in eastern
Crop reports from the
About 75% of the state's alfalfa is listed by the department as being in poor or very poor condition. Just 6% was deemed good and 19% fair.
Spring wheat, durum, oats, barley, flaxseed and pea harvests all are ahead of last year's average and the annual average, the department said. Corn condition was rated poor to very poor in 43% of the crop. More than half the canola crop — 52% — is in poor or very poor condition.
The state's sugarbeets are faring better, with 80% in fair to good condition. About 5% are in poor to very poor condition. About 36% of
Burn bans and restrictions are in effect in all but seven
Feed transportation costs
Under the new coverage, producers will be reimbursed for 60% of feed transportation costs above what would have been incurred in a normal year. Costs incurred
Eligible locations include places where drought intensity is D2 (severe) for eight consecutive weeks; drought intensity is D3 (extreme); or where
The deadline to file an application for payment for the 2021 program year is
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