Merced county crop and livestock report

Small grains and rice: Sundan hay and rice harvests continue. Small grain planting is under way.

Other field crops: The sixth cutting of alfalfa continues. Corn silage, dry bean, freezer bean and safflower harvests continue. New alfalfa fields continue to be planted. Cotton defoliation continues.

Fruits, nuts, grapes and berries: Almond, fig, pistacio, raisin, walnut and wine grape harvests continue. Peach and plum harvests continue to wind down.

Vegetables: Fresh market tomato, sweet potato, watermelon, bell pepper, processing tomato, cantaloupe and honeydew harvests continue.

Livestock and poultry: Rangeland conditions remain poor. Supplemental livestock feeding of hay and nutrients continues. Fall calving continues.