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Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending 8-14-2022

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending 8-14-2022

      AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: High temperatures and limited moisture continued to plague the state last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 58 percent of the State is under drought conditions, down 4 percentage points from the previous week. Twenty-seven […]

CROP PRODUCTION – JULY 2022 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

CROP PRODUCTION – JULY 2022 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

      Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of July 1, 2022, is forecast at 44.55 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 36 percent below the 69.56 million bushel crop […]

Gov. Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

Gov. Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

Ground Water Commission The Commission determines the boundaries of designated ground water basins by geographic description and considers well permit applications for persons desiring to appropriate designated ground water for beneficial use.  The Commission is responsible for the development of policies and procedures for maximum economic development, as well as the protection of the vested […]

CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2022

CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2022

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS: Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of May 1, 2022, is forecast at 49.60 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 29 percent below last year’s production of 69.56 million […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending April 3, 2022

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending April 3, 2022

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Warm temperatures and minimal moisture allowed fieldwork to continue across most of the State last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 83 percent of the State is under drought conditions, unchanged from last week. Thirty-four percent of the […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending March 13, 2022

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending March 13, 2022

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Minimal moisture and windy conditions were observed throughout the state, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 92 percent of the state is under drought conditions. Fifty-seven percent of the state is experiencing severe to exceptional drought conditions, […]

USDA Report - Farms and Land in Farms in USA

USDA Report – Farms and Land in Farms in USA

COLORADO: The number of farms and ranches in Colorado in 2021 totaled 39,000, up 200 operations from the 2020 estimate. Total land in farms in Colorado, at 31.8 million acres, was unchanged from the 2020 estimate. The average size of farm was 815 acres, compared to 820 acres the previous year. UNITED STATES; The number […]

Crop Progress and Condition Report, Month of January 2022

Crop Progress and Condition Report, Month of January 2022

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Precipitation during January remained below average in several areas and seasonal snowfall was mostly confined to the high country, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern and east central counties, limited moisture was received and varied significantly. Drought conditions did not improve in […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, December 2021

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, December 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Exceptionally dry and warm weather persisted across several counties during the month of December, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Productive snowstorms during the latter half of December brought moisture to western counties and the high country, greatly boosting snowpack. Eastern counties remained very dry […]

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold Announces Certification of Colorado’s 2021 Coordinated Election

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold Announces Certification of Colorado’s 2021 Coordinated Election

  DENVER, Colo– Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced yesterday the certification of the 2021 Coordinated Election. “Colorado’s 2021 Coordinated Election again proves that our state’s election system is the nation’s gold standard,” said Secretary Griswold.  “Once again I’m proud that we conducted a seamless election and that over 1.5 million Coloradans made their […]

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending Nov 14, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending Nov 14, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Another dry week allowed harvest and fieldwork to continue, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Statewide, soil moisture supplies declined and precipitation was mainly confined to the high country. In northeastern and east central counties, corn and sorghum harvest was nearly complete and sunflower […]

Colorado and US Crop Production Highlights as of November 1, 2021

Colorado and US Crop Production Highlights as of November 1, 2021

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Based on November 1st conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 150.96 million bushels, up 23 percent from last year’s 122.96 million bushels, according to the November 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The 1.11 million acres expected to be […]

Early In-Person Voting Begins Statewide Today

Early In-Person Voting Begins Statewide Today

DENVER, Colo– Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) across Colorado are now open statewide for the November 2 Coordinated Election, enabling Coloradans to vote or drop off their ballots in-person.  To date, 313,372 ballots have been returned. “Colorado historically has been engaged in the state’s elections, and we expect that will continue,” said Colorado Secretary […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending 9-5-2021

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending 9-5-2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Fieldwork and harvest activities continued around precipitation events last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, temperatures remained hot although isolated thunderstorms produced beneficial moisture. Concerns remained for non-irrigated crops and rangeland subject to hot weather without consistent moisture. Proso millet harvest […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending August 22, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending August 22, 2021

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Crops continued to progress close to the average amidst mixed precipitation last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, some localities received good moisture and cooler weather provided short-term relief to dry conditions. The third cutting of alfalfa was nearly […]