Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Weekend Ending Nov. 24

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:  Most producers wrapped up fall harvest last week where conditions allowed, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.  In eastern counties, rain and snow kept producers out of the field for a day or two last week, but harvest progress was made overall.  Concerns remained in these areas regarding short soil moisture supplies and rangeland conditions heading into winter due to lack of received moisture.  Southwestern counties received rain and snow in areas last week, but severe drought conditions remained and a county reporter noted much more moisture was needed for recovery.  Statewide, stored feed supplies were rated 1 percent very short, 3 percent short, 80 percent adequate, and 16 percent surplus.  Sheep death loss was 2 percent heavy, 64 percent average, and 34 percent light.  Cattle death loss was 70 percent average and 30 percent light.

Note:  This report concludes the weekly crop progress report for 2019.  Next year’s Colorado weekly report will begin in March 2020.

Monthly reports will be released for December on Thursday, January 2, 2020; for January on Monday, January 27, 2020; and for February on Monday, February 24, 2020.

Our thanks to the weekly reporters for providing crop progress observations during the 2019 season

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