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USDA Conducts On-Farm Labor Survey

USDA Conducts On-Farm Labor Survey

Denver, CO – September 6, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is gearing up to conduct the Agricultural Labor Survey, which is conductedtwice each year. The survey will collect information about hired labor from more than 900 farmers and ranchers in the six state Mountain Region including Arizona, Colorado, […]

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2018 - COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2018 – COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

    Based on September 1st conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 174.20 million bushels, according to the September 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is down 2 percent from the August 1st forecast and down 6 percent from […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JULY 2018

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JULY 2018

  UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS   Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.24 billion pounds in July, up 6 percent from the 3.99 billion pounds produced in July 2017.  Beef production, at 2.23 billion pounds, was 6 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.77 million head, up 6 percent from July […]

USDA CROP PRODUCTION – AUGUST 2018

USDA CROP PRODUCTION – AUGUST 2018

  COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Based on August 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 178.22 million bushels, according to the August 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is down 4 percent from last year’s 185.90 million bushels. The 1.34 million […]

USDA Honey Bee Status 2018 YTD

USDA Honey Bee Status 2018 YTD

January 1 Honey Bee Colonies Down Slightly for Operations with Five or More Colonies Honey bee colonies for operations with five or more colonies in the United States on January 1, 2018 totaled 2.63 million colonies, down slightly from January 1, 2017. The number of colonies in the United States on April 1, 2018 was […]

USDA Lists Land Values and Cash Rents in Nation - Southwest

USDA Lists Land Values and Cash Rents in Nation – Southwest

ARIZONA The 2018 Arizona average farmland real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, was $4,200 per acre. This is an increase of 2.4 percent from 2017 and 10.5 percent from 2016. The average value of cropland and irrigated cropland was $8,450, up 0.6 percent from 2017. Pasture […]

National Survey of Cost of Farming Expenditures 2017

National Survey of Cost of Farming Expenditures 2017

FARM PRODUCTION EXPENDITURES-2017 – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS Farm production expenditures in the United States are estimated at $359.8 billion for 2017, up from $346.9 billion in 2016. The 2017 total farm production expenditures are up 3.7 percent compared with 2016 total farm production expenditures. For the 17 line items, 13 showed an increase from previous […]

USDA to Survey County Small Grains Acreage

USDA to Survey County Small Grains Acreage

LAKEWOOD, COLORADO –The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey producers in 32 states, including Arizona, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming, for its County Agricultural Production Survey (CAPS). The survey will collect information on total acres planted and harvested, and total yield and production of small grains crops down to the county […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – NWS, Pueblo

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – NWS, Pueblo

  SYNOPSIS… Weather systems throughout the month of June have brought some precipitation across the State of Colorado. However, the bulk of the precipitation has been focused across northern and extreme eastern portions of the state, with the precipitation received across South Central and Southeast Colorado more spotty, and not enough to overcome the extremely […]

USDA CROP PRODUCTION – JULY 2018

USDA CROP PRODUCTION – JULY 2018

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of July 1, 2018, is forecast at 75.85 million bushels, according to the July 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is 13 percent below the 86.86 million bushel crop produced […]

USDA GRAIN STOCKS – JUNE 1, 2018

USDA GRAIN STOCKS – JUNE 1, 2018

  ARIZONA Off-farm corn stocks in Arizona on June 1, 2018 were 2.00 million bushels, up 35 percent from June 1, 2017, according to the June 1 Agricultural Survey and June Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Off-farm barley stocks totaled 3,000. Other Arizona […]

USDA CROP ACREAGE – JUNE 2018

USDA CROP ACREAGE – JUNE 2018

      COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Colorado principal crop planted acreage, which includes acres planted to all major crops and those expected to be cut for all hay, is down 2 percent from 2017 to 6.14 million acres, according to the June 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural […]

QUARTERLY HOGS AND PIGS – JUNE 1, 2018

QUARTERLY HOGS AND PIGS – JUNE 1, 2018

  COLORADO Colorado inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2018 was 760,000 head, down 1 percent from March 1, 2018 and up 6 percent from last year. Breeding inventory, at 155,000 head, was unchanged from the previous quarter and unchanged from last year. Market hog inventory, at 605,000 head, was down 2 […]

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION - WEEK ENDING JUNE 17, 2018

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION – WEEK ENDING JUNE 17, 2018

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Soil moisture supplies diminished due to very hot and dry conditions last week, although beneficial weekend moisture was received in several areas, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Reporters in northeastern counties noted crops and livestock in areas that received moisture were doing well. A […]

CROP PRODUCTION – JUNE 2018

CROP PRODUCTION – JUNE 2018

      COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of June 1, 2018, is forecast at 88.00 million bushels, according to the June 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is up 5 percent from the May […]