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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – AUGUST 2022

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – AUGUST 2022

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.83 billion pounds in August, up 5 percent from the 4.59 billion pounds produced in August 2021. Beef production, at 2.51 billion pounds, was 6 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 3.08 million head, up 7 percent from August 2021. 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 Ending 9-11-2022

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report Week Ending 9-11-2022

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Record breaking temperatures, followed by a stark cool down affected crop conditions 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, 46 percent of the State is under drought conditions, unchanged from the previous week. Seventeen percent […]

USDA Announces $400 Million in Funding Available to Create USDA Regional Food Business Centers

USDA Announces $400 Million in Funding Available to Create USDA Regional Food Business Centers

  WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2022 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the availability of approximately $400 million to provide essential local and regional food systems coordination, technical assistance, and capacity building services through USDA’s new Regional Food Business Centers. USDA will fund at least six regional centers, to include a national tribal center and […]

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 […]

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION WEEK ENDING AUGUST 28, 2022

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION WEEK ENDING AUGUST 28, 2022

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Dry, warm weather stressed non-irrigated crops and rangeland, but conditions were overall ideal for fieldwork and harvest activities, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 57 percent of the State is under drought conditions, down 1 percentage point from […]

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 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 […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition, Weekend ending 7-31-2022

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition, Weekend ending 7-31-2022

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Scattered areas of the state received good moisture last week, while others remained extremely dry, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 79 percent of the State is under drought conditions, down 3 percentage points from the previous week. […]

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 […]

CATTLE ON FEED

CATTLE ON FEED

  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 1,060,000 head as of July 1, 2022. The latest inventory was 3 percent below the previous month’s inventory, but unchanged from the July 1, 2021 inventory. The […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JUNE 2022 - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JUNE 2022 – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.72 billion pounds in June, up 1 percent from the 4.67 billion pounds produced in June 2021. Beef production, at 2.45 billion pounds, was 2 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 3.04 million head, up 3 percent from June 2021. The average live weight […]

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 […]

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 […]