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Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending 9-25-2022

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending 9-25-2022

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Cooler temperatures and scattered storms provided some relief across the State last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Portions of the mountains recorded overnight lows that dipped into the teens, while the eastern plains recorded lows in the 40’s last week. According to the […]

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report Week Ending 9/18/22

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report Week Ending 9/18/22

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Near-normal temperatures in the mountains contrasted with above average temperatures across the eastern plains, where daytime highs hovered between 85-90 degrees during the week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Portions of the mountains recorded overnight lows that dipped below 33 degrees, with comments from […]

Colorado Crop Progress-Condition Report, Week of 9/4/2022

Colorado Crop Progress-Condition Report, Week of 9/4/2022

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Above average temperatures and very limited moisture plagued 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, 46 percent of the State is under drought conditions, down 11 percentage points from the previous week. Seventeen percent of the […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JULY 2022

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JULY 2022

  UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS: Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.23 billion pounds in July, down 3 percent from the 4.38 billion pounds produced in July 2021. Beef production, at 2.25 billion pounds, was 3 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.78 million head, down 2 percent from July 2021. […]

USDA ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR THE UPCOMING CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE

USDA ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR THE UPCOMING CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – September 1, 2022 – Farmers and ranchers in Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming will soon have the opportunity to be represented in the nation’s only comprehensive and impartial agriculture data for every state, county and territory. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will mail the 2022 Census of Agriculture […]

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, 8-21-2022

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, 8-21-2022

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Cooler than average temperatures and scattered precipitation were observed across 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, equal to the previous week. Twenty-four percent of the State […]

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 […]

Colorado Crop Summer, August 7, 2022

Colorado Crop Summer, August 7, 2022

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Record breaking temperatures and limited moisture were observed across 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, 62 percent of the State is under drought conditions, down 17 percentage points from the previous week. Thirty-one percent of […]

FARM PRODUCTION EXPENDITURES-2021  UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

FARM PRODUCTION EXPENDITURES-2021  UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Farm production expenditures in the United States are estimated at $392.9 billion for 2021, up from $366.2 billion in 2020.  The 2021 total farm production expenditures are up 7.3 percent compared with 2020 total farm production expenditures.  For the 17-line items, fifteen showed an increase from previous year, while two showed a decrease. The four largest […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending July 17, 2022

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending July 17, 2022

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: A primarily dry week allowed winter wheat harvest to make significant progress last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Statewide, winter wheat crop conditions deteriorated, with 7 percent of the crop rated good to excellent, compared to 61 percent good to excellent last […]

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, July 10, 2022

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, July 10, 2022

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 16 percent good to excellent, compared to 54 percent good to excellent last year and 50 percent on average. Fifty-three […]

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

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

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Winter wheat maturity advanced quickly, and harvest began sporadically and slowly across 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, 86 percent of the State is under drought conditions, up 4 percentage points from the previous […]

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending June 26, 2022

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending June 26, 2022

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Colorado had higher than normal temperatures across most of the state and depleting soil moisture supplies, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 82 percent of the State is under drought conditions, unchanged from last week. Forty-three percent of the […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – MAY 2022 - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – MAY 2022 – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.48 billion pounds in May, up 4 percent from the 4.30 billion pounds produced in May 2021. Beef production, at 2.29 billion pounds, was 3 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.81 million head, up 4 percent from May 2021. The average live weight […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition, Week Ending June 19, 2022

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition, Week Ending June 19, 2022

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Higher than normal temperatures across most of the state pushed fieldwork and crop advancement last week while depleting soil moisture supplies in areas, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 82 percent of the State is under drought conditions, down […]