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Maura Bennett Dry Conditions for Colorado Winter Wheat
by Maura Bennett, click here for bio

Program: Colorado Ag Today
Date: January 26, 2018

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Colorado is included in areas of the country where warmer, dry weather will persist over the next few weeks.

That’s not great news for Colorado Winter Wheat conditions.Brad Rippey is a meteorologist with the USDA .

He says the next report on wheat conditions is weeks out but the December report did note a deterioration in conditions.

“The biggest problem across the Plains states would be in Southwestern Kansas, Southeastern Colorado, much of Oklahoma.”

The next report comes in February. Stable or slightly improving conditions are forecast from Nebraska northward to Montana.

The National Association of Wheat Growers Wheat Industry Winter Conference is February 6 - 10 by which time the next wheat conditions report may give industry professionals something to smile about.

Meanwhile wheat growers are growing more concerned that a revised Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that excludes the United States puts overseas demand for U.S. wheat at serious risk.

Last year President Trump announced the US would pull out of the TPP. The eleven remaining TPP members have concluded talks on a revised deal without the US. The National Wheat growers Association say that could put U.S. wheat producers at a total price disadvantage of more than $200 million per year. The groups says withdrawing from TPP was shortsighted and unnecessary, and now U.S. wheat farmers could take the hit.”

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