Winter Storm Update: Wheat crop extra sensitive to winter weather

Taking a look back at that winter storm that wreaked havoc across the country last week, a lot of implications for livestock, southern citrus, and the winter wheat crop.

USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer shares an update on why this year’s crop is especially sensitive to this weather.

“We went into dormancy of our winter wheat crop with the worst conditions that we’ve seen and normally we don’t tie a strong correlation between the condition in which the wheat enters dormancy and the conditions in which the wheat emerges dormancy, but I think this is the year we will test that because it was in really poor condition given drought condition in the west,” Meyer explains.

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