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Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending July 25, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending July 25, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Harvest of winter wheat approached completion in several counties by the end of the week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, little moisture was received and drought persisted. Pasture and rangeland remained in mostly poor to fair condition. Second cutting of […]

CATTLE INVENTORY JULY 1, 2021

CATTLE INVENTORY JULY 1, 2021

  UNITED STATES All cattle and calves in the United States on July 1, 2021 totaled 101 million head, 1 percent below the 102 million head on July 1, 2020.  All cows and heifers that have calved totaled 40.9 million head, 1 percent below the 41.4 million head on July 1, 2020. Beef cows, at 31.4 million […]

Colorado Crop Progress-Condition Report, Week Ending July 18, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress-Condition Report, Week Ending July 18, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: A mostly dry week allowed winter wheat harvest to move quickly throughout the state, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, exceptional drought conditions persisted according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report. Very isolated moisture benefited some localities short-term, but most saw […]

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending July 11, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending July 11, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Winter wheat harvest advanced in more counties across the state last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Statewide, the winter wheat crop was rated 54 percent good to excellent, compared to 21 percent good to excellent last year and 54 percent on average. […]

Colorado Crop Production-July 2021

Colorado Crop Production-July 2021

  COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS: Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of July 1, 2021, is forecast at 75.85 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 85 percent above the 41.04 million bushel crop […]

Cattle Producers Applaud President’s Pro-Competition Order

Cattle Producers Applaud President’s Pro-Competition Order

Billings, Mont. – R-CALF USA, the largest national cattle trade association that exclusively represents United States cattle producers, applauded the Executive Order (Order) signed today by President Joe Biden to aggressively restore market competition for the benefit of livestock producers, consumers, and small businesses. “We’ve urged Administration after Administration for the past 20 years to begin […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending July 4, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending July 4, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Winter wheat maturity advanced quickly and harvest progressed in southeastern counties last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Statewide, winter wheat harvest was behind last year and the average. In northeastern counties, precipitation delayed fieldwork in some localities. Areas in Weld county received very heavy rain. […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending June 27, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending June 27, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Cooler temperatures and isolated moisture in areas ended an otherwise warm week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern and east central counties, warm weather pushed crop development and maturity. Producers were actively irrigating spring crops. Winter wheat maturity advanced but problems due […]

Colorado Acreage Report, June, 2021 Highlights

Colorado Acreage Report, June, 2021 Highlights

ACREAGE – JUNE 2021-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 up 4 percent from 2020 to 5.98 million acres, according to the June 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, […]

Colorado Grain Stock Report for June, 2021

Colorado Grain Stock Report for June, 2021

  GRAIN STOCKS – JUNE 1, 2021 COLORADO All corn stocks in Colorado on June 1, 2021 were 33.27 million bushels, down 31 percent from June 1, 2020, according to the June 1 Agricultural Survey and June Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. All corn stocks […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – MAY 2021

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – MAY 2021

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.30 billion pounds in May, up 14 percent from the 3.76 billion pounds produced in May 2020. Beef production, at 2.21 billion pounds, was 19 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.70 million head, up 18 percent from May 2020. The average live […]

Cattle on Feed Report, June 2021

Cattle on Feed Report, June 2021

  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 June 1, 2021. This latest inventory is 4 percent above last month’s inventory and 7 percent above the June 1, […]

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Weekend Ending June 20, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Weekend Ending June 20, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Record-high temperatures pushed fieldwork and crop advancement last week while depleting soil moisture supplies in areas, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Statewide, winter wheat turning color progressed quickly compared to the prior week. In northeastern and east central counties, irrigated crops benefitted from the hot weather […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending June 13, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending June 13, 2021

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Alfalfa harvest and planting of late spring crops made quick gains last week amidst hot and dry weather, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties,  exceptional (D4) drought conditions expanded according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report. Isolated wildfire activity […]

USDA Crop Production Report  Colorado and US for June 2021

USDA Crop Production Report Colorado and US for June 2021

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of June 1, 2021, is forecast at 66.30 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 15 percent from the May 1 forecast and 62 percent […]