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03-24-14 *USDA/NASS News* Colorado Crop Progress Report…

Posted by Brian Allmer on March 24, 2014

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03-17-14 *USDA/NASS News* Colorado Crop Progress Report…

Posted by Brian Allmer on March 17, 2014

CO Crop Progress 031714

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09-30-13 *USDA/NASS News* Colorado Crop Progress Report…

Posted by Brian Allmer on September 30, 2013

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Agricultural Summary: Fieldwork has been effectively delayed by excess moisture received beginning the second full week of September on into early last week. Soil remains saturated in large sections of crop and pasture land across the state as a result of the sustained precipitation. Reports of isolated frost have begun to surface which has prompted producers to push on with field activities for some crops in spite of conditions. Last week, the dry bean crop suffered some hail damage in parts of southwest Colorado, according to reporters. On average, farmers were allowed 4.8 days in the field for operations.

Small Grains: Fifty-six percent of the winter wheat crop has been seeded, up 21 percentage points from the week prior. Winter wheat was 26 percent emerged by week’s end, up from 9 percent previously.

Row Crops: Fifty-two percent of the corn crop was mature, trailing 86 percent last year and the average of 63 percent. Eighty-eight percent of the corn crop intended for silage has been harvested, up from the previous week’s 77 percent. Ninety percent of the sorghum crop had reached the coloring phase while 26 percent had reached maturity. Negligible gains were made on the sorghum harvest, ending on 3 percent by week’s end. Sunflowers harvest activities saw 5 percentage points of progress last week ending with 10 percent complete. Sixty percent of the dry onion crop has been harvested, behind 79 percent last year and 74 percent on average. Last week, harvest of potatoes in the San Luis valley trailed the average at 45 percent complete while harvest activities for potatoes elsewhere were virtually complete. Seventy-seven percent of the dry bean crop was cut, with harvest activities at 52 percent complete by week’s end.

Pasture and Range:  Pasture and range conditions ratings declined slightly last week, ending with 45 percent rated very poor to poor compared with 43 percent the previous week. On average, 37 percent is normally rated very poor to poor. The 3rd and 4th cuttings of alfalfa were 86 and 25 percent complete, respectively.

Livestock: Livestock condition ratings improved last week with 62 percent currently rated good to excellent, up from 55 percent previously. Death losses remained at average levels for cattle and sheep. Overall, stored feed supplies remained rated as average for this time of year.

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09-16-13 *USDA/NASS News* Colorado Crop Progress Report…

Posted by Brian Allmer on September 16, 2013

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Agricultural Summary: Cool temperatures and precipitation prevailed last week, delaying fieldwork across the state. Locally heavy rains resulted in flooding, particularly along the Front Range and throughout the north east quadrant of Colorado. Flood damage was being assessed with some crop and livestock loss expected, according to reporters. Topsoil moisture, pasture and rangeland were generally improved as a result of precipitation events. However, as most crops have reached the final stages of development, negligible improvements to crop conditions are expected. On average, farmers were allowed 3.4 days in the field for operations.

Small Grains: Virtually all standing small grains were harvested last week. Seeding continued for winter wheat with a modest gain of 9 percentage points, ending the week with 22 percent planted.

Row Crops: Corn was 83 percent in the dent stage, up from 65 percent previously. An additional 13 percent of the corn crop reached maturity from the previous week, ending on 20 percent mature. Producers have managed to harvest 2 percent of the state’s corn crop thus far. Of the corn intended for silage, 54 percent has been harvested, compared with 67 percent last year and 46 percent on average. Eighty percent of the sorghum crop was turning color while 11 percent had reached maturity. Harvest activities have just begun for sorghum, with 1 percent currently complete. Trailing the average, the harvest of dry onions gained 13 percentage points ending on 33 percent harvested by week’s end. The sugarbeet harvest began last week, with 2 percent complete thus far.  Harvest of potatoes in the San Luis valley gained 9 percentage points last week with 26 percent complete by week’s end. Harvest of potatoes elsewhere was 73 percent complete, up from 51 percent previously. As of September 15, Colorado’s dry bean cutting and harvest led their averages, at 52 and 30 percent, respectively.

Pasture and Range: Pasture and range conditions ratings improved last week, ending with 46 percent rated very poor to poor compared with 52 percent the previous week. On average, 37 percent is normally rated very poor to poor. The 3rd and 4th cuttings of alfalfa were 76 and 6 percent complete, respectively.

Livestock: Livestock condition ratings generally improved from last week with 59 percent currently rated good to excellent, up from 49 percent previously. Death losses remained at average levels for cattle and sheep. Overall, stored feed supplies remained rated as average for this time of year.

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03-25-13 *USDA/NASS News* Colorado Crop Progress Report

Posted by Brian Allmer on March 25, 2013

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Agricultural Summary: With the exception of isolated areas, a spring storm brought some relief to the dry conditions in Colorado last week. Overall, mountain snowpack is 77 percent of average. Farmers were allowed 5.0 days in the field for spring operations.

Small Grains: Seven percent of the winter wheat crop was reported being pastured this week, slightly below the five-year average of 8 percent. Overall crop condition was rated mostly fair to very poor with cold temperatures and dry conditions across parts of the state. Spring barley was 5 percent seeded by the end of the week, behind 5- year average of 15 percent. Spring wheat was 7 percent seeded by week’s end compared to 10 percent on average.

Row Crops: Onion growers made a little planting progress, with 7 percent of the crop planted by week’s end, much below the five year average of 17 percent.

Pasture and Range: Pasture and range feed conditions were rated mostly very poor to poor across the State. Lack of moisture across the state has caused pasture and range conditions to deteriorate in some areas. Current conditions were rated 57 percent poor compared to 7 percent at this time in 2012.

Livestock: Calving and lambing rates are average with fifty-three percent of cows having calved since January 1st, while 40 percent of the ewes lambed. Death losses for cattle and sheep were average. Stored feed supplies were rated short for this time of year.

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