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USDA Forecasts U.S. Corn and Soybean Production Down from 2018

USDA Forecasts U.S. Corn and Soybean Production Down from 2018

      WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2019 – The Crop Production report issued today by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) forecasted soybean and corn production down from 2018. Soybean production is down 19 percent from 2018, forecast at 3.68 billion bushels; corn growers are expected to decrease their production 4 percent from last year, […]

Farm Production Expenditures - 2018.  United States Highlights

Farm Production Expenditures – 2018. United States Highlights

    Farm production expenditures in the United States are estimated at $354.0 billion for 2018, down from $357.8 billion in 2017. The 2018 total farm production expenditures are down 1.1 percent compared with 2017 total farm production expenditures. For the 17 line items, 7 showed an increase from previous year, while the rest showed […]

NASS Stats for Corn Acreage and Stocks

NASS Stats for Corn Acreage and Stocks

      Corn Planted Acreage Up 3 Percent from 2018 – Corn Stocks Down 2 Percent from June Last Year WASHINGTON, June 28, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) estimated 80.0 million acres of soybeans planted in the United States for 2019, down 10 percent from last year, […]

United States Hog Inventory Up 4 Percent

United States Hog Inventory Up 4 Percent

  WASHINGTON, June 27, 2019 – As of June 1, there were 75.5 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 4 percent from June 2018, and 1 percent from March 1, 2019, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Other […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – APRIL 2019 --/-- UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – APRIL 2019 –/– UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.55 billion pounds in April, up 6 percent from the 4.28 billion pounds produced in April 2018. Beef production, at 2.26 billion pounds, was 7 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.83 million head, up 7 percent from April 2018. The average live weight […]

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 1,060,000 head as of May 1, 2019. The latest inventory is the same as last month’s inventory but 13 percent above the May 1, 2018 inventory. Cattle feeders […]

HONEY PRODUCTION – May 16, 2019

HONEY PRODUCTION – May 16, 2019

  ARIZONA Arizona honey production in 2018 from producers with five or more colonies totaled 912,000 pounds, up 4 percent from 2017. There were 24,000 colonies producing honey in 2018, up 9 percent from 2017. Yield per colony averaged 38 pounds, down 5 percent from the 40 pounds in 2017. Producer honey stocks were 109,000 […]

USDA - CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2019

USDA – CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2019

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of May 1, 2019, is forecast at 88.15 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 26 percent above last year’s production of 70.20 million […]

USDA Urging State Agencies for SNAP Support

USDA Urging State Agencies for SNAP Support

            WASHINGTON, May 1, 2019 – Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture published a memorandum to state agencies (PDF, 156 KB) encouraging them to require Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to cooperate with child support programs. “We want states to take action to ensure that SNAP and child support […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – MARCH 2019 - US HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – MARCH 2019 – US HIGHLIGHTS

      Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.43 billion pounds in March, down 2 percent from the 4.52 billion pounds produced in March 2018. Beef production, at 2.12 billion pounds, was 4 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.65 million head, down 2 percent from March 2018. The […]

Livestock Slaughter - 2018 Annual U.S. Highlights

Livestock Slaughter – 2018 Annual U.S. Highlights

Total red meat production for the United States totaled 53.5 billion pounds in 2018, 3 percent higher than the previous year. Red meat includes beef, veal, pork, and lamb and mutton. Red meat production in commercial plants totaled 53.4 billion pounds. On-farm slaughter totaled 90.2 million pounds. Beef production totaled 26.9 billion pounds, up 3 percent […]

USDA Seeks Feedback from Growers about 2019 Crops, Stocks, Livestock Inventories and Values

USDA Seeks Feedback from Growers about 2019 Crops, Stocks, Livestock Inventories and Values

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. – April 17, 2019 – Over the course of the next two months, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct two major mid-year surveys, the June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey. The agency will contact over 12,000 producers across the region to determine crop […]

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 1,060,000 head as of April 1, 2019. The latest inventory was 12 percent above April 1, 2018 inventory and 1 percent above the previous month’s inventory. The inventory […]

GRAIN STOCKS – MARCH 1, 2019

GRAIN STOCKS – MARCH 1, 2019

  ARIZONA Off-farm corn stocks in Arizona on March 1, 2019 were 2.69 million bushels, up 8 percent from March 1, 2018, 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. Off-farm all wheat stocks in Arizona on […]

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION - WEEK ENDING MARCH 24, 2019

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION – WEEK ENDING MARCH 24, 2019

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Wet conditions kept producers out of the field last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Northeastern county reporters noted calving and lambing were in full swing and fieldwork was delayed due to moisture. A reporter noted some fertilizer and chemical applications were made on […]