This year as of March 29th shown on the left side and last year as of March 30th on the right side.
Although drought conditions were severe out in the far southwestern US last year, we had very little drought in the plain states.
This year quite different much of the US plains is suffering from drought conditions and that is affecting the hard red winter wheat crop.
As we approach the Springtime, we had severe droughts in North Dakota and adjacent areas of Montana and South Dakota last year.
Much of that drought has been reduced, the exception would be in Montana where severe drought is in place.