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Poor Pasture Conditions Persist
Tue Jun 11, 2013 01:00 PM CDT

(Dow Jones) -- More than 40% of pasture acres in five key cattle-producing states in the central U.S. and Plains remain in poor condition and were rated worse overall compared with a year ago.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture afternoon released its latest weekly crop updates Monday afternoon. The data showed that pasture and range conditions in Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas on average fared worse than a year ago. The five-state average pasture condition rating was 43% poor to very poor, compared with 34% of the acres in those categories a year ago.

Some areas of the region ...

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