In Russia at the moment, two inches of snow fell overnight.
We could do with a late growing surge to get crops a little further ahead before winter fully arrives. Having said that the wheat I have seen here in Russia is looking mighty impressive, plenty of well developed, healthy looking plants.
Although having crossed the border and driven around for three or four hours I will have only seen a tiny fraction of the total crop area.
Trying to assess crop condition on this scale is a bit like, well, assessing the condition of 30 million hectares of crops from a car. I wonder how the USDA do it?