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CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2018

CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2018

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of May 1, 2018, is forecast at 83.60 million bushels, according to the May 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is 4 percent below last year’s production of 86.86 million […]

USDA Seeks Info from Growers on 2018 Crops, Stocks, Livestock Inventories and Values

USDA Seeks Info from Growers on 2018 Crops, Stocks, Livestock Inventories and Values

    Denver, CO – May, 2018 — During the next several weeks, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct two major mid-year surveys, the June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey. The agency will contact over 12,000 producers across the region to determine crop acreage and stock levels as […]

Holly Trustees Discuss Landfill Location, ARPA Power Purchase Agreement

Holly Trustees Discuss Landfill Location, ARPA Power Purchase Agreement

  The monthly Holly Trustees meeting on Wednesday, May 2nd, hosted a full audience as several residents expressed concerns about a preliminary location for a proposed garbage transfer station near 4 River-John Deere in the community.  Due to costs associated with maintaining the current landfill, the Trustees have taken initial steps to close it in […]

Meat Animal Production, Disposition & Income - US 2017 Summary

Meat Animal Production, Disposition & Income – US 2017 Summary

  Total 2017 production of cattle and calves and hogs and pigs for the United States totaled 81.7 billion pounds, up 4 percent from 2016. Production increased 4 percent for cattle and calves and 3 percent for hogs and pigs. Total 2017 cash receipts from marketings of meat animals increased 7 percent to $88.4 billion. […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – 2017 ANNUAL - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – 2017 ANNUAL – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

  Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.52 billion pounds in March, down slightly from the 4.54 billion pounds produced in March 2017. Beef production, at 2.20 billion pounds, was 2 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.70 million head, down 2 percent from March 2017. The average live weight […]

PROSPECTIVE PLANTINGS – MARCH 1, 2018

PROSPECTIVE PLANTINGS – MARCH 1, 2018

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS As of March 1, Colorado growers intend to plant 1.50 million acres of corn for all purposes in 2018, up 40,000 acres, or 3 percent from last year’s plantings, according to the March 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Sorghum planting intentions […]

GRAIN STOCKS – MARCH 1, 2018

GRAIN STOCKS – MARCH 1, 2018

COLORADO All corn stocks in Colorado on March 1, 2018 were 80.41 million bushels, up 17 percent from March 1, 2017, according to the March 1 Agricultural Survey and March Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. All corn stocks stored on farms amounted to […]

United States Hog Inventory Up 3 Percent

United States Hog Inventory Up 3 Percent

WASHINGTON (March 29, 2018) – As of March 1, there were 72.9 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 3 percent from March 2017, but down 1 percent from December 1, 2017, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Other […]

U.S. Farmers Expect to Plant More Soybean Acreage than Corn Acreage

U.S. Farmers Expect to Plant More Soybean Acreage than Corn Acreage

Planting Intentions Expected to be Down Slightly from Historic 2017 Record Year, USDA Reports WASHINGTON, March 29, 2018 – Producers surveyed across the United States intend to plant an estimated 89.0 million acres of soybeans in 2018, down 1 percent from last year, according to the Prospective Plantings report released today by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics […]

USFS Reminds Public to be Careful with Fire

USFS Reminds Public to be Careful with Fire

  Pueblo, March. 14, 2018 – It is no easy task to make predictions for what the fire season will look like in our area compared to previous years. The outlook is determined by examining many variables such as precipitation, snowpack, wind events, relative humidity levels, temperatures, sea surface temperatures, expected weather patterns, fuel dryness […]

Commissioner Brown Announces Yezak as Deputy Commissioner

Commissioner Brown Announces Yezak as Deputy Commissioner

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Jennifer Yezak has been named Deputy Commissioner for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The vacancy was created when Chris Wiseman retired from CDA in November 2017. Yezak was raised in Texas in a small rural community where she still helps run the family’s cow/calf operation. She was a Senior Advisor […]

Cattle on Feed - Colorado -/- U.S.

Cattle on Feed – Colorado -/- U.S.

February 23, 2018 CATTLE ON FEED – COLORADO The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 960,000 head as of February 1, 2018. The latest inventory was down 1 percent from January 1, 2018, but up 7 […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JANUARY 2018 - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JANUARY 2018 – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

    Record High Red Meat and Pork Production for January Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.59 billion pounds in January, up 7 percent from the 4.29 billion pounds produced in January 2017. Beef production, at 2.28 billion pounds, was 8 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.76 million […]

Granada Agreement with CDPHE Keeps Landfill Open

Granada Agreement with CDPHE Keeps Landfill Open

The Granada Trustees held a special meeting Friday, February 2nd, to discuss their option on the town’s landfill in light of mandated regulations from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment.  The issue of keeping the landfill open was finally resolved as the Trustees signed an agreement allowing CDPHE access to the landfill to drill […]

Cattle Inventory Report - January 1, 2018

Cattle Inventory Report – January 1, 2018

  The January 1, 2018 inventory of all cattle and calves in Colorado totaled 2.85 million head, unchanged from the January 1, 2017 inventory, according to the January 1 Cattle Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Beef cows, at 809,000 head, were up 4,000 head from […]