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Colorado Ag Commission Approves Avian Influenza Emergency Rule

Colorado Ag Commission Approves Avian Influenza Emergency Rule

  Broomfield, Colo. — Yesterday, the Colorado Agricultural Commission approved, and Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg adopted an emergency rule to help limit the spread of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Colorado. Since the initial detection of HPAI in dairy cattle in March 2024, the virus has spread to dairies in at least nine states, including […]

USDA Confirms Detection of Avian Influenza in Dairy Cattle in Colorado

USDA Confirms Detection of Avian Influenza in Dairy Cattle in Colorado

State Veterinarian’s Office Monitoring Situation Broomfield, Colo. — Yesterday, the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) confirmed a detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in dairy cows in Northeast Colorado. This is the first detection of avian influenza diagnosed in cattle in Colorado. Detections of HPAI in dairy cattle have occurred in eight […]

Crop Progress and Condition - Week ending April 14, 2024

Crop Progress and Condition – Week ending April 14, 2024

   

March Prospective Plantings Report

March Prospective Plantings Report

March Grain Stocks Report

March Grain Stocks Report

USDA Farms and Land in Farms Final Estimate

USDA Farms and Land in Farms Final Estimate

FARMS AND LAND IN FARMS FINAL ESTIMATES USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has published final estimates for Farms and Land in Farms, including revisions made by the Agricultural Statistics Board (ASB), for the years 2018 through 2022. Data included in these final publications provide a historic record and a benchmark for current estimates. Revisions were […]

USDA Releases 2022 Census of Agriculture

USDA Releases 2022 Census of Agriculture

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – February 13, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National  Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced the results of the 2022 Census of Agriculture, spanning  more than 6 million data points about America’s farms and ranches and the people who operate them down to the county level. The information collected directly from […]

USDA High-Value Beef Processing Accouncement

USDA High-Value Beef Processing Accouncement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2024 Contact:  Bethany Howell, 720-822-1342, bethany.howell@state.co.us Commissioner Greenberg Issues Statement on USDA High-Value Beef Processing Announcement Event BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg attended a Roundtable hosted by the United States Department of Agriculture and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack at the CSU SPUR campus in Denver on January 19, […]

ANNUAL CROP SUMMARY – 2023

ANNUAL CROP SUMMARY – 2023

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS: Production of the 2023 corn for grain crop in Colorado is estimated at 123.83 million bushels, up 6 percent, or 6.46 million bushels, from last year’s production of 117.37 million bushels, according to the December 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The […]

CATTLE ON FEED USDA Report

CATTLE ON FEED USDA 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 1.03 million as of December 1, 2023. The latest inventory was unchanged from last month’s inventory and 1 percent below the December 1, 2022 inventory. Cattle feeders with […]

USDA SURVEYING CATTLE OPERATIONS

USDA SURVEYING CATTLE OPERATIONS

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – December 1, 2023 – In January, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey more than 40,000 cattle operations nationwide to provide an up-to-date measure of U.S. cattle inventories. “This information helps producers make timely, informed business decisions such as planning for herd expansion or reduction. It […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending November 26, 2023

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending November 26, 2023

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Harvest activities were wrapping up for several crops last week, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Based on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) data, most of the State received at least some precipitation last week. Converted moisture totals ranged from trace amounts to one […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – OCTOBER 2023

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – OCTOBER 2023

  UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.77 billion pounds in October, up slightly from the 4.76 billion pounds produced in October 2022. Beef production, at 2.34 billion pounds, was 3 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.83 million head, down 3 percent from October 2022. The […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending November 19, 2023

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending November 19, 2023

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Harvest activities approached completion for several crops last week, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Based on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) data, western counties were the only areas of the State that received measurable moisture last week. Converted moisture totals ranged from trace […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending November 12, 2023

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending November 12, 2023

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Harvest activities and field work continued among a primarily dry week, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Based on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) data, the high country was the only portion of the State that received measurable moisture last week. Converted moisture totals […]