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March Prices Received Index Up 2.6 Percent The March Prices Received Index 2011 Base (Agricultural Production), at 98.3, increased 2.6 percent from February and 6.4 percent from March 2020. At 99.3, the Crop Production Index is up 1.2 percent from last month and 14 percent from the previous year. The Livestock Production Index, at 97.4, increased 4.1 percent from February, and 0.2 percent from March last year. Producers received higher prices during March for hogs, market egg
Several upper-level troughs and closed lows moved in the westerly jet stream flow across the contiguous U.S. (CONUS) during this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week. They dragged surface fronts and low pressure systems along with them. The weather systems moved across the West then generally followed two storm tracks after crossing the Rockies – one track was along the Canadian border, while the other track was along the Gulf Coast states. As a result, above-normal precipitation
OMAHA (DTN) -- Colder weather across much of the U.S. last week slowed fieldwork and caused nationwide corn planting progress to fall below the average pace, according to USDA NASS' weekly Crop Progress report released Monday. As of Sunday, April 25, farmers had planted an estimated 17% of intended corn acres, slipping to 3 percentage points behind the five-year average of 20%, according to NASS. Until then, corn planting had been running equal to slightly ahead of norm
Average daily streamflows indicated in cubic feet per second. Reservoir levels current as of midnight on date indicated. Upper Snake River system is at 87 % of capacity. (Jackson Lake,Palisades, Grassy Lake, Island Park, Ririe, American Falls, Lake Walcott) Total space available: 517999 AF Total storage capacity: 4045695 AF
The upper-level circulation over the contiguous U.S. (CONUS) during this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week consisted of a ridge over the West Coast and trough over the north central states. Strong closed lows rotated within this upper-level flow, bounding from the Southwest to the Northeast in their trek across the country. The ridge blocked Pacific moisture from entering the country and kept the West Coast warmer than normal for the week. The trough funneled cold and dry Cana
OMAHA (DTN) -- Despite the return of more winterlike weather across parts of the country, U.S. farmers continued to plow ahead with corn and soybean planting last week, according to USDA NASS' weekly Crop Progress report released Monday. As of Sunday, April 18, farmers had planted an estimated 8% of intended corn acres. That was 2 percentage points ahead of last year's 6% and equal to the five-year average, according to NASS. "Texas leads the way with 60% corn planted,"
Average daily streamflows indicated in cubic feet per second. Reservoir levels current as of midnight on date indicated. Upper Snake River system is at 88 % of capacity. (Jackson Lake, Palisades, Grassy Lake, Island Park, Ririe, American Falls, Lake Walcott) Total space available:478916 AF Total storage capacity:4045695 AF
Last week’s storm system brought heavy rain and thunderstorms to much of the central and eastern U.S., bringing drought condition improvements to parts of the Midwest and eastern Plains. Meanwhile, warm, dry conditions persisted in the West and New England, resulting in deteriorating conditions. Parts of the Southwest are now experiencing record levels of dryness for the last 12 months. In New England, year-to-date precipitation ranks in the top 10 driest on record. Northeast