January 29, 2013. As it became known to the company "ProAgro" unprecedentedly harsh drought, raging in the vast Great Plains, United States, continues to make her a bad job, despite the scant rains have passed. Since the beginning of the year the share of crops in Kansas, state which can be assessed as "satisfactory" and "good" decreased to 20% — 24% at the beginning of the year. At the same time, the proportion of crops that are in "poor" or "very poor" condition, increased to 39% — from 31% at the beginning of the year. For comparison, at the same date in 2012 49% of winter crops Great Plains were in good condition, and only 12% — in the bad.
The total share of crops that are in poor condition, has reached 69%, and only state 5% of winter wheat crops could be described as "satisfactory".
Drought reached 92% and 80% of Oklahoma Kansas — and this is the key grain-producing states in the U.S., together they provide more than 20% of the annual U.S. crop. However, Colorado, Nebraska and other agricultural states are also to a large extent affected by the drought. In particular, of course, suffer sifting krasnozernoy hard winter wheat — the most important food resource and a significant export commodity dollars.
Although last week on Great Plains and some rain fell, according to experts, their volume is not enough to somehow change state wheat, and the United States will inevitably expect a poor harvest of winter, weighed down by the increasing demand for grains and rapid decline of domestic stocks.