Atypically warm February for Kentucky

Sustainability & Environmental Impact
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Published Feb 28, 2024

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The USDA has reported that February 2024 was one of the warmest months on record in Kentucky, with temperatures averaging eight degrees above normal. Despite lower than average rainfall, the state is not experiencing a drought, largely due to a wet January. Over half of the state has sufficient to surplus hay, although there has been an increase in hay purchases and herd liquidation due to tighter supplies. The condition of Kentucky’s livestock and winter wheat has improved, with 72% and 89% respectively rated as good to excellent. The USDA will resume its weekly crop progress and condition reports in April.
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The USDA says February 2024 was one of the warmest Februarys on record in Kentucky.The average statewide temperature was eight degrees above normal and despite scattered, below average precipitation, the state is off the Drought Monitor, largely thanks to a wet January.Just over half of the state has adequate to surplus hay on hand with reports of increased hay purchases and even herd liquidation in response to those tighter supplies.72% of Kentucky’s livestock is rated ...
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