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USDA Update for Farms and Land in Farms

USDA Update for Farms and Land in Farms

  ARIZONA The number of farms and ranches in Arizona in 2019 totaled 19,000, down 200 operations from the 2018 estimate. Total land in farms in Arizona, at 26.2 million acres, was unchanged from the 2018 estimate. The average size of farm was 1,379 acres, compared to 1,365 acres the previous year. COLORADO The number […]

USDA Cattle on Feed Report

USDA 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 1,100,000 head as of February 1, 2020. The latest inventory was up 1 percent from January 1, 2020 and up 6 percent from February 1, 2019. Cattle feeders […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JANUARY 2020 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JANUARY 2020 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.96 billion pounds in January, up 5 percent from the 4.70 billion pounds produced in January 2019. Beef production, at 2.39 billion pounds, was 3 percent above the previous year.  Cattle slaughter totaled 2.90 million head, up 2 percent from January 2019.  The average live weight […]

Cattle Inventory Report - February 1, 2020

Cattle Inventory Report – February 1, 2020

    COLORADO The January 1, 2020 inventory of all cattle and calves in Colorado totaled 2.80 million head, down 2 percent from the January 1, 2019 inventory, according to the January 1 Cattle Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Beef cows, at 771,000 head, were […]

Colorado Crop and Condition Report, January 2020

Colorado Crop and Condition Report, January 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Minimal moisture during the month of January resulted in diminished topsoil moisture supplies across the state, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Eastern counties received almost no precipitation during January and western counties received isolated moisture and some significant snowfall at higher elevations. Reporters […]

Cattle on Feed Report, January 20, 2020

Cattle on Feed Report, January 20, 2020

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 1,090,000 head as of January 1, 2020. The latest inventory was down 1 percent from December 1, 2019, but up 8 percent from January 1, 2019. The inventory […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – DECEMBER 2019 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – DECEMBER 2019 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.73 billion pounds in December, up 8 percent from the 4.37 billion pounds produced in December 2018. Beef production, at 2.26 billion pounds, was 7 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.75 million head, up 7 percent from December 2018. The average live weight […]

GRAIN STOCKS – DECEMBER 1, 2019

GRAIN STOCKS – DECEMBER 1, 2019

    COLORADO All corn stocks in Colorado on December 1, 2019 were 96.55 million bushels, down 13 percent from December 1, 2018, according to the December 1 Agricultural Survey and December Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. All corn stocks stored on farms […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report - December 2019

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report – December 2019

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:  Mostly dry weather across the state during the month of December coincided with a few seasonal snow storms, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.  Overall, soil moisture supplies declined from the previous report, as did the condition of winter wheat. Reporters in eastern counties noted […]

Livestock Slaughter -November 2019, U.S. Highlights

Livestock Slaughter -November 2019, U.S. Highlights

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.74 billion pounds in November, up 1 percent from the 4.68 billion pounds produced in November 2018. Beef production, at 2.30 billion pounds, was 1 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.77 million head, down 1 percent from November 2018. The average live weight […]

USDA Conducting 2019 Census of Horticulture Specialties Survey

USDA Conducting 2019 Census of Horticulture Specialties Survey

  LAKEWOOD, Colo. – December 5, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct the 2019 Census of Horticulture Specialties this winter to provide a comprehensive picture of the U.S. horticulture industry. Survey codes will be mailed this month to almost 1,500 horticulture producers in the mountain regional […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – OCTOBER 2019 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – OCTOBER 2019 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 5.06 billion pounds in October, up 3 percent from the 4.90 billion pounds produced in October 2018. Beef production, at 2.44 billion pounds, was slightly above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.98 million head, up 1 percent from October 2018. The average live weight was […]

2018 Irrigation and Water Management Data Now Available

2018 Irrigation and Water Management Data Now Available

  WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2019 – There were 231,474 farms with 55.9 million irrigated acres, which included 83.4 million acre-feet of water applied in the United States, according to the 2018 Irrigation and Water Management Survey results, published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). In 2013, the irrigation survey […]

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

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 […]

CROP PRODUCTION – NOVEMBER 2019

CROP PRODUCTION – NOVEMBER 2019

  COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS   Based on November 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 176.40 million bushels, up 13 percent from last year’s 156.00 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 1.26 million acres expected […]