Range, Pastureland Better This Year Than Last
Range and pastureland is seeing a much needed improvement. According to USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey, 54 percent of range and pastureland across the United States is in good to excellent condition compared to 48 percent this time last year. Only 17 percent of the nation’s pastureland is in very poor to poor condition compared to 24 percent last year. Despite the positive numbers, drought in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas is affecting pastureland more severely than in most states.