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CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION WEEK ENDING JULY 12, 2020

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION WEEK ENDING JULY 12, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Winter wheat harvest continued to progress amidst hot and dry conditions last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Statewide, winter wheat harvested was 70 percent complete, compared to 19 percent last year and 45 percent on average.   In northwestern counties, crop […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION-WEEK ENDING JUNE 7, 2020

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION-WEEK ENDING JUNE 7, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Continued hot and dry weather pushed spring crop development but furthered concerns for moisture needs going forward, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.  Northwestern counties received isolated moisture last week which benefitted pasture conditions. Pasture conditions remained mostly fair to good in areas that […]

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION WEEK ENDING MAY 31, 2020 AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION WEEK ENDING MAY 31, 2020 AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY

  Warm and dry weather interspersed with isolated moisture advanced spring crop development ahead of average gains for this time of year, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, continued hot and windy conditions depleted soil moisture supplies and crop stress from lack of moisture […]

CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2020-COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2020-COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

    Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of May 1, 2020, is forecast at 61.05 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 38 percent below last year’s production of 98.00 […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Week Ending May 3, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Week Ending May 3, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Warm and dry weather was favorable for spring planting progress last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.   Northeastern counties received measurable precipitation in areas which was very welcome. Isolated small hail was also reported. Late-week moisture benefitted winter wheat, but livestock producers […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – 2019 ANNUAL - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – 2019 ANNUAL – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

    Total red meat production for the United States totaled 55.1 billion pounds in 2019, 3 percent higher than the previous year. Red meat includes beef, veal, pork, and lamb and mutton. Red meat production in commercial plants totaled 55.0 billion pounds. On-farm slaughter totaled 93.1 million pounds. Beef production totaled 27.2 billion pounds, […]

GRAIN STOCKS – MARCH 1, 2020

GRAIN STOCKS – MARCH 1, 2020

  COLORADO All corn stocks in Colorado on March 1, 2020 were 68.95 million bushels, down 7 percent from March 1, 2019, according to the March 1 Agricultural Survey and March 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 & Condition Week Ending March 29, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Week Ending March 29, 2020

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Spring fieldwork picked up in several localities last week amidst mostly dry and windy conditions, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Much of the state, except central counties, were experiencing abnormally to severe drought conditions, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report. In northeastern […]