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Colorado Crop Condition Report as of July 26, 2020

Colorado Crop Condition Report as of July 26, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Hot and dry weather pushed winter wheat harvest to completion in several areas across the state last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.   Statewide, winter wheat harvest was 97 percent complete, compared to 76 percent last year and 88 percent on average. […]

CATTLE ON FEED sent July 24, 2020

CATTLE ON FEED sent July 24, 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 1,020,000 head as of July 1, 2020. The latest inventory was 1 percent above the previous month’s inventory, but 1 percent below the July 1, 2019 […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JUNE 2020 - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JUNE 2020 – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

    Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.79 billion pounds in June, up 10 percent from the 4.37 billion pounds produced in June 2019.  Beef production, at 2.37 billion pounds, was 7 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.88 million head, up 2 percent from June 2019. The average […]

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 […]

Letter to the Editor-Needed USDA Safety Nets in SE Colorado

Letter to the Editor-Needed USDA Safety Nets in SE Colorado

  US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue US Senator Michael Bennet US Senator Cory Gardner RE: Drought Disaster in SE Colorado & FAILURE of USDA Safety Nets-Emergency Measures Needed Dear Secretary Perdue, Senator Bennet, & Senator Gardner, The past three years have been devastating for farmers in S/E Colorado, due to extreme weather events, that greatly […]

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 […]

CATTLE ON FEED REPORT

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 1,010,000 head as of June 1, 2020. This latest inventory is 6 percent above last month’s inventory but 5 percent below the June 1, 2019 inventory. Cattle feeders […]

Colorado Submits State Hemp Management Plan to USDA

Colorado Submits State Hemp Management Plan to USDA

  Broomfield, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), in partnership with Governor Polis and the Office of the Attorney General, today submitted the Colorado State Hemp Management Plan to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, certifying that the State has the resources and personnel to carry out the practices and procedures set forth in […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition, Week Ending June 14, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition, Week Ending June 14, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Mixed weather throughout Colorado kept a few producers out of the field last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.   Northwestern counties received rain and snow which greatly benefitted soil moisture supplies and rangeland conditions. Northeastern counties received measurable precipitation early last […]

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 […]