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USDA Gathers Info to Determine Financial Well-being of Agriculture

USDA Gathers Info to Determine Financial Well-being of Agriculture

  LAKEWOOD, COLORADO – January 12, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will spend several months gathering information about farm economics and production practices from farmers and ranchers across the Mountain Region states of Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The agency is conducting the third and […]

GRAIN STOCKS – DECEMBER 1, 2020

GRAIN STOCKS – DECEMBER 1, 2020

  COLORADO All corn stocks in Colorado on December 1, 2020 were 94.06 million bushels, down 3 percent from December 1, 2019, according to the December 1st 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 […]

ANNUAL CROP SUMMARY – 2020 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

ANNUAL CROP SUMMARY – 2020 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

ANNUAL CROP SUMMARY – 2020 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS The 2020 corn for grain crop is estimated at 123.00 million bushels, 23 percent below last year’s production of 159.90 million bushels, according to the December 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average yield of 116.0 […]

Conservation Reserve Program General Signup  Ends February 12

Conservation Reserve Program General Signup Ends February 12

         WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2021 – Agricultural producers and private landowners interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can sign up for the popular program beginning today, Jan. 4, 2021, until Feb. 12, 2021. The competitive program, administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), provides annual rental payments for land devoted to […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, December 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, December 2020

 AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Moderately dry weather across the state during the month of December was interspersed with a few productive snowstorms, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Overall, the entire state remained in moderate to exceptional drought, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report. In eastern […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – NOVEMBER 2020 - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – NOVEMBER 2020 – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

    Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.68 billion pounds in November, down 1 percent from the 4.74 billion pounds produced in November 2019.  Beef production, at 2.26 billion pounds, was 1 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.70 million head, down 3 percent from November 2019. The average […]

Cattle on Feed Report for Colorado and U.S.

Cattle on Feed Report for Colorado and U.S.

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 1,130,000 head as of December 1, 2020. The latest inventory was 1 percent above last month’s inventory and 3 percent above the December 1, 2019 inventory. Cattle feeders […]

USDA to Open Signup for the Conservation Reserve Program and CRP Grasslands in Early 2021

USDA to Open Signup for the Conservation Reserve Program and CRP Grasslands in Early 2021

      WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the signup periods for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and the CRP Grasslands in 2021. Signup for general CRP will be open from Jan. 4, 2021, to Feb. 12, 2021, and signup for CRP Grasslands runs from March 15, […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending November 29, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending November 29, 2020

      AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: A mid-week storm brought needed moisture to a few areas and improved soil moisture conditions, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.  Eastern counties received good moisture in areas while others remained extremely dry. Precipitation provided short-term relief to dry conditions, but much […]

Colorado Crop Progress Report, Week Ending November 22nd

Colorado Crop Progress Report, Week Ending November 22nd

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Conditions remained warm and dry last week as fall fieldwork wrapped up, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Eastern counties received virtually no moisture.  Baling of corn stalks continued in areas. Winter wheat emergence and condition continued to struggle due to dry and windy weather.  […]

Cattle on Feed Report, Week of November 16, 2020

Cattle on Feed Report, Week of November 16, 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 1,120,000 head as of November 1, 2020, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The latest inventory was 1 percent above […]

Livestock Slaughter October 2020

Livestock Slaughter October 2020

      UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS: Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 5.09 billion pounds in October, up slightly from the 5.07 billion pounds produced in October 2019. Beef production, at 2.47 billion pounds, was 1 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.95 million head, down 1 percent from October […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending Nov. 15, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending Nov. 15, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Fall harvest was virtually complete by week’s end, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Harvest of corn for grain, sorghum, and sunflowers were ahead of last year and the average. In northeastern counties, producers wrapped up harvest and fall fieldwork was nearly finished. A […]

Crop Production, Nov. 2020 for Colorado and U.S.

Crop Production, Nov. 2020 for Colorado and U.S.

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Based on November 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 141.52 million bushels, down 11 percent from last year’s 159.90 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 1.16 million acres expected to be […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending November 8, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending November 8, 2020

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Mostly dry weather allowed harvest to near completion for several crops last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Western counties received rain and snow in areas over the weekend. Eastern counties received little or no moisture. In northeastern counties, conditions were ideal for harvest […]