01-03-17 USDA/NASS-CO: CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION MONTH OF DECEMBER 2016

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CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION MONTH OF DECEMBER 2016

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Seasonal snow and rainfall occurred in the greatest amounts within western Colorado and along the Front Range, with eastern counties receiving some sporadic moisture. Reporters in eastern districts noted that lack of winter snow cover, coupled with cold and mostly dry conditions, is a concern for the health of winter wheat stands. Pasture condition also remains a concern in those areas that have received little good moisture. Livestock are reported to be in good condition with sufficient feed supplies and availability of winter grazing. As of January 1, 2017, snowpack in Colorado was at 113 percent measured as percent of median snowfall. Monthly reports will be released for January on Monday, January 30, 2017; for February on Monday, February 27, 2017; and for March on Monday, March 27, 2017.

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