11-19-12 *USDA/NASS News* The latest Colorado Crop Progress Report…
Posted by Brian Allmer on November 19, 2012
Agricultural Summary: Colorado experienced below average precipitation and below average temperatures last week. High winds were reported impacting the harvest of the few remaining crops. Soil moisture ratings continue to show that extremely dry conditions persist. Farmers were allowed 6.7 days in the field for operations.
Small Grains: Winter wheat emergence reached 91 percent last week compared with 97 percent for the 5- year average. The crop ranged from mostly poor to good condition.
Row Crops: Corn progressed to 99 percent harvested, 11 points ahead of the 5-year average. Sorghum harvest reached 91 percent harvested. Sunflower harvest progressed to 94 percent complete, 7 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average.
Livestock: The condition of livestock was rated fair to good at the end of last week. Death losses for cattle and sheep were average. Stored feed supplies continue to be rated as short for this time of year.