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Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending Nov 14, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending Nov 14, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Another dry week allowed harvest and fieldwork to continue, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Statewide, soil moisture supplies declined and precipitation was mainly confined to the high country. In northeastern and east central counties, corn and sorghum harvest was nearly complete and sunflower […]

Colorado and US Crop Production Highlights as of November 1, 2021

Colorado and US Crop Production Highlights as of November 1, 2021

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Based on November 1st conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 150.96 million bushels, up 23 percent from last year’s 122.96 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 1.11 million acres expected to be […]

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition, Week Ending November 7, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition, Week Ending November 7, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Another dry week allowed harvest to continue and several crops were almost complete by week’s end, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, recent moisture helped alleviate exceptional drought conditions according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report. The district remained in mostly […]

Colorado Crop Progress/Condidtion Report, Week Ending October 31, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress/Condidtion Report, Week Ending October 31, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Harvest and fieldwork activities continued during isolated precipitation events last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Conditions remained dry, and the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report indicated over 95 percent of the state was experiencing abnormally dry to exceptional drought conditions. In northeastern counties, […]

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition, Week Ending October 24, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition, Week Ending October 24, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Harvest activities continued across the state last week and precipitation was mostly limited to western counties, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, isolated moisture was received. Feed supplies remained short and producers were actively purchasing hay. Pasture and rangeland was in mostly poor […]

Colorado Crop Progress-Condition Report, Week Ending October 17, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress-Condition Report, Week Ending October 17, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Harvest activities continued last week where conditions allowed and eastern districts received limited moisture, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report, more eastern localities were experiencing moderate to extreme drought conditions compared to the prior report. In northeastern […]

Colorado Crop Progress Report, Week Ending Oct 10, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress Report, Week Ending Oct 10, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Harvest activities made good progress where conditions allowed and precipitation remained confined to western counties, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, alfalfa hay harvest was complete and moisture was received last week. Feed supplies remained short. In northeastern and east central […]

Colorado Crop Progress-Condition Report, Week Ending Sept 26, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress-Condition Report, Week Ending Sept 26, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Conditions were once again ideal for fieldwork and harvest activities last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, the fourth cutting of alfalfa moved ahead. In the northeast, dry conditions remained and cooler temperatures brought some relief. Corn silage harvest was […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – AUGUST 2021 - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – AUGUST 2021 – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.59 billion pounds in August, down 2 percent from the 4.69 billion pounds produced in August 2020. Beef production, at 2.36 billion pounds, was 1 percent above the previous year. Ca ttle slaughter totaled 2.89 million head, up 3 percent from August 2020. The average live […]

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 1,080,000 head as of September 1, 2021. The latest inventory was 4 percent above last month and 4 percent above the September 1, 2020 inventory. Cattle feeders with […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Weekend Ending Sept 19th

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Weekend Ending Sept 19th

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Conditions were mostly ideal for fieldwork and harvest activities last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, the fourth cutting of alfalfa began. Soil moisture supplies remained short. In northeastern counties, corn silage harvest progressed quickly last week.  Sugarbeet harvest in […]

Colorado Crop/Condition Report, Week Ending Sept 12, 2021

Colorado Crop/Condition Report, Week Ending Sept 12, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Record high temperatures covered the state last week and pushed crop maturity, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, extreme and exceptional drought conditions persisted according to the U.S. Drought Monitor report. Isolated precipitation was received last week. Feed supplies were mostly short to adequate. In […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending 9-5-2021

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending 9-5-2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Fieldwork and harvest activities continued around precipitation events last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, temperatures remained hot although isolated thunderstorms produced beneficial moisture. Concerns remained for non-irrigated crops and rangeland subject to hot weather without consistent moisture. Proso millet harvest […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending August 29, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending August 29, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Dry, hot weather pressured 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. In northwestern counties, extreme and exceptional drought conditions persisted according to the U.S. Drought Monitor report. Elevated fire activity was […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending August 22, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending August 22, 2021

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Crops continued to progress close to the average amidst mixed precipitation last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, some localities received good moisture and cooler weather provided short-term relief to dry conditions. The third cutting of alfalfa was nearly […]