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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 […]

CROP PRODUCTION – NOVEMBER 1, 2023

CROP PRODUCTION – NOVEMBER 1, 2023

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Based on November 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 132.68 million bushels, according to the November 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is down 3 percent from the October 1 forecast but up 12 percent from […]

USDA Funding for Commodity and Specialty Crop Producers Impacted by 2022 Natural Disasters

USDA Funding for Commodity and Specialty Crop Producers Impacted by 2022 Natural Disasters

Contact: FPAC.BC.Press@usda.gov WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2023 – The U. S Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide more than $3 billion to commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disaster events in 2022. Eligible impacted producers can apply for financial assistance through the Emergency Relief Program (ERP) 2022. The program will help offset the financial impacts of crop yield […]

Up to $2.5 Million Available in First Round of Small Food Business Recovery and Resilience Grants

Up to $2.5 Million Available in First Round of Small Food Business Recovery and Resilience Grants

  Broomfield, Colo. — Small food retailers and small family farmers will soon be able to apply for grants of up to $50,000 to expand access to healthy food in low income and underserved areas of the state. The Small Food Business Recovery & Resilience Grant, offered by the Community Food Access program at the […]

USDA Expands Access to School Breakfast and Lunch for More Students

USDA Expands Access to School Breakfast and Lunch for More Students

  WASHINGTON,  – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it is giving an estimated 3,000 more school districts in high-need areas the option to serve breakfast and lunch to all students at no cost, by expanding the availability of the Community Eligibility Provision, commonly known as CEP. “Today’s announcement comes as we approach the […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending October 1, 2023

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending October 1, 2023

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Harvest activities progressed well amid warm and dry conditions 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, precipitation was minimal last week with moisture mostly confined to southeastern counties in the State. Areas of […]

Small Grains Report - jSeptember 1, 2023

Small Grains Report – jSeptember 1, 2023

  COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Winter wheat production in Colorado, estimated at 74.62 million bushels, is up 108 percent from the 35.75-million-bushel crop produced in 2022, according to the September 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Producers seeded 2.30 million acres in the fall of 2022 […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending September 24, 2023

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending September 24, 2023

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Harvest activities progressed amid mostly warm and dry conditions 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, isolated precipitation of up to an inch was mostly confined to northern and western counties in the State last week. […]

CATTLE ON FEED Week of September 1, 2023

CATTLE ON FEED Week of September 1, 2023

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 950,000 head as of September 1, 2023. The latest inventory was 3 percent below last month and 8 percent below the September 1, 2022 inventory. Cattle feeders with […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – AUGUST 2023

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – AUGUST 2023

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS: Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.67 billion pounds in August, down 3 percent from the 4.83 billion pounds produced in August 2022. Beef production, at 2.36 billion pounds, was 6 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.89 million head, down 6 percent from August 2022. The […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending September 10, 2023

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending September 10, 2023

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Hot and dry conditions were interspersed with seasonal precipitation across the State, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Based on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) data, widespread precipitation was reported across the State Sunday evening, with central and southern counties receiving the […]

Biden-Harris Administration Invests $266 Million to Help Rural Business Owners, Farmers and Ranchers

Biden-Harris Administration Invests $266 Million to Help Rural Business Owners, Farmers and Ranchers

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2023 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is awarding $266 million in loans and grants to agriculture producers and rural small businesses, including Colorado, to make investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements that will lower their energy costs, generate new income, […]

Colorado Crop & Progress Condition Report, Week Ending August 27, 2023

Colorado Crop & Progress Condition Report, Week Ending August 27, 2023

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Temperatures remained above average last week, but precipitation was received in several localities across the State, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Based on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association data, several counties across the State received isolated amounts of moisture well over 2 inches, while […]

USDA Announces Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Funding Awarded to Colorado

USDA Announces Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Funding Awarded to Colorado

  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) awarded over $799,000 in Fiscal Year 2023 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) funding to Colorado. With this grant, the Colorado Department of Agriculture will fund projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crop products and create new market opportunities for the state’s specialty […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JULY 2023

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JULY 2023

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.13 billion pounds in July, down 2 percent from the 4.23 billion pounds produced in July 2022. Beef production, at 2.11 billion pounds, was 6 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.60 million head, down 6 percent from July 2022. The […]