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CROP PRODUCTION – JULY 2020 - COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

CROP PRODUCTION – JULY 2020 – COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

  Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of July 1, 2020, is forecast at 51.15 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 48 percent below the 98.00 million bushel crop produced last […]

CCA Honors Leaders at first Virtual 2020 Annual Convention

CCA Honors Leaders at first Virtual 2020 Annual Convention

  Nearly 100 cattle ranchers and industry stakeholders gathered around their computers on Wednesday, July 1 for the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) Leadership Election and Social Hour. Leaders were recognized and the CCA Board of Directors settled into their new roles; while attendees saw familiar faces and reconnected with old colleagues and friends. The event […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Week Ending July 5, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Week Ending July 5, 2020

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Winter wheat harvest advanced quickly in eastern counties last week where conditions allowed, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Statewide, winter wheat harvested was 36 percent complete, compared to 7 percent last year and 20 percent on average. In northeastern counties, severe weather […]

Colorado State Wildlife Areas: New Rules for Coloradans

Colorado State Wildlife Areas: New Rules for Coloradans

DENVER – The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission recently adopted a rule change, requiring all visitors 18 or older to possess a valid hunting or fishing license to access any State Wildlife Area or State Trust Land leased by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. This new rule will be in effect beginning July 1, 2020. “Colorado […]

US and Colorado Acreage Report

US and Colorado Acreage Report

ACREAGE – JUNE 2020 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 2019 to 5.94 million acres, according to the June 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National […]

2020 Will be a Dry Year

2020 Will be a Dry Year

  With the end of June marking the half year on the calendar, precipitation reports for southeast Colorado are stark. On June 22, Governor Jared Polis requested activation of Colorado’s Drought Task Force and Phase 2 of the State Drought Mitigation and Response Plan as drought conditions deepen, reaching more than 81% of the state, […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Ending June 28, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Ending June 28, 2020

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Received moisture was mostly confined to eastern districts last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Statewide, winter wheat harvested was 15 percent complete, compared to 1 percent last year and 5 percent on average. In northeastern counties, dry and hot conditions remained a […]

Livestock Slaughter, June 2020- US Highlights

Livestock Slaughter, June 2020- US Highlights

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.76 billion pounds in May, down 18 percent from the 4.57 billion pounds produced in May 2019. Beef production, at 1.87 billion pounds, was 20 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.28 million head, down 23 percent from May 2019. The average live weight […]

Governor Polis Activates Drought Plan and Task Force

Governor Polis Activates Drought Plan and Task Force

Severe Drought Expands Across Southern, Eastern Regions June 23, 2020 (Denver, CO) – Governor Jared Polis requested activation of Colorado’s Drought Task Force and Phase 2 of the State Drought Mitigation and Response Plan this week as drought conditions deepen, reaching more than 81% of the state, with severe and extreme drought conditions in 33% […]

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION - WEEK ENDING JUNE 21, 2020

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION – WEEK ENDING JUNE 21, 2020

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: The benefits of received precipitation were erased by hot and windy weather last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Winter wheat maturity advanced quickly and limited harvest began in the southeastern district. In northeastern counties, mostly dry conditions continued. Less wind is […]

CATTLE ON FEED REPORT

CATTLE ON FEED REPORT

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 1,010,000 head as of June 1, 2020. This latest inventory is 6 percent above last month’s inventory but 5 percent below the June 1, 2019 inventory. Cattle feeders […]

Colorado Submits State Hemp Management Plan to USDA

Colorado Submits State Hemp Management Plan to USDA

  Broomfield, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), in partnership with Governor Polis and the Office of the Attorney General, today submitted the Colorado State Hemp Management Plan to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, certifying that the State has the resources and personnel to carry out the practices and procedures set forth in […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition, Week Ending June 14, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition, Week Ending June 14, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Mixed weather throughout Colorado kept a few producers out of the field last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.   Northwestern counties received rain and snow which greatly benefitted soil moisture supplies and rangeland conditions. Northeastern counties received measurable precipitation early last […]

Prowers County Planning Commission Approves Subdivision Requests

Prowers County Planning Commission Approves Subdivision Requests

      The Prowers County Planning Commission met in regular session Wednesday, June 10, 2020 and approved three subdivision requests, two as presented and one contingent on completion of a property survey and easements. Gene Cruikshank, realtor, represented Steven R. and Stanley R. Wertz for subdivision exemptions; one, to subdivide 3.7 acres, with a […]

CROP PRODUCTION – JUNE 2020

CROP PRODUCTION – JUNE 2020

    COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS  Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of June 1, 2020, is forecast at 62.70 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 3 percent from the May 1 […]