Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report – WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 10, 2019


AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Mostly dry weather last week aided harvest of fall crops, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

In northeastern counties, a reporter noted higher humidity and precipitation delayed fieldwork slightly for producers, but was expected to improve winter wheat emergence in bare areas if temperatures warmed.

East central counties experienced very warm and dry weather last week. Fall harvest continued to progress and neared completion for some crops in the area.

In the San Luis Valley, minimal moisture was received. A reporter noted some fall fieldwork was underway last week. In southeastern counties, mostly dry weather was observed. A reporter noted some corn for grain was not yet dried down and producers were waiting to harvest. Alfalfa harvest progressed, but there was still some left to bale.

Statewide, livestock producers continued weaning and winter preparation activities. Stored feed supplies were rated 2 percent short, 84 percent adequate, and 14 percent surplus. Sheep death loss was 2 percent heavy, 87 percent average, and 11 percent light. Cattle death loss was 88 percent average and 12 percent light.

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