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Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending July 25, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending July 25, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Harvest of winter wheat approached completion in several counties by the end of the week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, little moisture was received and drought persisted. Pasture and rangeland remained in mostly poor to fair condition. Second cutting of […]

West Boat Ramp closed at John Martin Reservoir State Park due to low water

West Boat Ramp closed at John Martin Reservoir State Park due to low water

HASTY, Colo. – John Martin Reservoir State Park has closed its West Boat Ramp to trailer launching due to low water levels. It has become too difficult to launch vessels from the ramp because the end of the concrete boat ramp will soon be completely exposed. To protect the safety of boating guests, Park Manager […]

Livestock Slaughter USDA June, 2021

Livestock Slaughter USDA June, 2021

  LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JUNE 2021 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.67 billion pounds in June, down 3 percent from the 4.79 billion pounds produced in June 2020. Beef production, at 2.40 billion pounds, was 1 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.95 million head, up […]

USDAto Gather Monthly Yield Data to Measure Crop Production

USDAto Gather Monthly Yield Data to Measure Crop Production

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – July 23, 2021 – Starting in August and continuing through November, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct a monthly Agricultural Yield survey. The information captured in this survey will help NASS track changes in yields for row crops that can occur due to weather, pests, […]

Cattle on Feed-Colorado/US for July 23, 2021

Cattle on Feed-Colorado/US for July 23, 2021

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 1,060,000 head as of July 1, 2021. The latest inventory was 2 percent below the previous month’s inventory, but 4 percent above the July 1, 2020 inventory. The […]

CATTLE INVENTORY JULY 1, 2021

CATTLE INVENTORY JULY 1, 2021

  UNITED STATES All cattle and calves in the United States on July 1, 2021 totaled 101 million head, 1 percent below the 102 million head on July 1, 2020.  All cows and heifers that have calved totaled 40.9 million head, 1 percent below the 41.4 million head on July 1, 2020. Beef cows, at 31.4 million […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

  (LAKEWOOD, Colo.) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice’s Office of Research and Statistics has published the latest “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado” report, which presents data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations, ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more. In 2013, the Colorado General Assembly passed SB 13-283 […]

Colorado Crop Progress-Condition Report, Week Ending July 18, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress-Condition Report, Week Ending July 18, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: A mostly dry week allowed winter wheat harvest to move quickly throughout the state, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, exceptional drought conditions persisted according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report. Very isolated moisture benefited some localities short-term, but most saw […]

Colorado Employment Situation June 2020

Colorado Employment Situation June 2020

  Household Survey Data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was flat in June at 6.2 percent. During the same period, the national unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.9 percent. Other highlights from the household survey: Colorado’s labor force decreased by 2,200 in June to 3,197,100. The share […]

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending July 11, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending July 11, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Winter wheat harvest advanced in more counties across the state last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Statewide, the winter wheat crop was rated 54 percent good to excellent, compared to 21 percent good to excellent last year and 54 percent on average. […]

Colorado Crop Production-July 2021

Colorado Crop Production-July 2021

  COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS: Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of July 1, 2021, 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 85 percent above the 41.04 million bushel crop […]

Lamar Marijuana Ballot Questions Approved on First Reading

Lamar Marijuana Ballot Questions Approved on First Reading

  Voters in the City of Lamar will have two marijuana-related questions on their November 2, General Election ballot this year.  The Lamar City Council, during their July 12th meeting, presented the two ordinances creating the questions.  One deals with authorization to establish and operate medical and retail marijuana cultivation, manufacturing and testing facilities and […]

Cattle Producers Applaud President’s Pro-Competition Order

Cattle Producers Applaud President’s Pro-Competition Order

Billings, Mont. – R-CALF USA, the largest national cattle trade association that exclusively represents United States cattle producers, applauded the Executive Order (Order) signed today by President Joe Biden to aggressively restore market competition for the benefit of livestock producers, consumers, and small businesses. “We’ve urged Administration after Administration for the past 20 years to begin […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending July 4, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending July 4, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Winter wheat maturity advanced quickly and harvest progressed in southeastern counties last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Statewide, winter wheat harvest was behind last year and the average. In northeastern counties, precipitation delayed fieldwork in some localities. Areas in Weld county received very heavy rain. […]

Pueblo NWS Drought Information Statement-June 29, 2021

Pueblo NWS Drought Information Statement-June 29, 2021

  Southeast Colorado Remains Drought Free SYNOPSIS: Spring storm systems provided abundant precipitation to portions of south central Colorado, and especially southeastern Colorado, where precipitation accumulations through out the month of May totaled 3 to 4 inches, along with pockets of 6 to 7 inches of precipitation recorded across the southeast mountains. While the beginning […]