USDA – FAS Weekly Export Sales Report for May 21st

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Weekly Export Sales for May 21st

USDA – FAS Weekly Export Sales Report for May 14th

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Weekly Export Sales for May 14th

05-13-20 USDA-NASS-CO: CROP PRODUCTION – May 2020

CROP PRODUCTION – May 2020

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

Winter wheat production in Colorado based on conditions as of May 1, 2020, is forecast at 61.05 million bushels, according to the May 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is 38 percent below last year’s production of 98.00 million bushels and 13 percent below the 70.20 million bushel crop produced two years ago. Acreage for harvest, forecast at 1.65 million acres, is 350,000 acres less than a year ago. If realized, this will be the lowest winter wheat harvested acreage since 2013 when 1.63 million acres were harvested. Average yield is forecast at 37.0 bushels per acre, down 12.0 bushels per acre from last year’s yield. Final yield will largely be determined by the combination of moisture and temperature conditions during May and June.

As of May 3, Colorado’s winter wheat crop condition was rated 16 percent very poor, 18 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 35 percent good, and 3 percent excellent, compared with 2 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 59 percent good, and 14 percent excellent last year.

Hay stocks on Colorado farms and ranches as of May 1, 2020 totaled 410,000 tons, up 37 percent from stocks of 300,000 tons on hand last year. Hay production for 2019 was 4.05 million tons, 12 percent higher than 2018 production. Disappearance from December 1, 2019 to May 1, 2020 was 1.59 million tons, compared with 1.45 million tons the same period a year earlier

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USDA – FAS Weekly Export Sales Report for May 7th

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Weekly Export Sales for May 7th

USDA – FAS Weekly Export Sales Report for April 30th

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Weekly Export Sales for April 30th

04-24-20 NRCS Colorado: USDA Partners to Conserve Vital, Native Grasslands Near Agate, Colorado

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USDA Partners to Conserve Vital, Native Grasslands Near Agate, Colorado

RCPP ACEP-ALE Application Packages Accepted until Tuesday, May 26, 2020

DENVER, CO, April 24, 2020 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Colorado partnered with the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT) to provide funding to conserve vital, native, prairie, grasslands threatened by urban development. The CCALT was recently awarded funding through USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) to purchase conservation easements in and around Agate, Colorado. Landowners interested in building watershed resiliency within the project area through an easement should contact the CCALT by Tuesday, May 26, 2020. You can reach CCALT at 303.225.8677 or info@ccalt.org. Continue reading

USDA – FAS Weekly Export Sales Report for April 23rd

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Weekly Export Sales for April 23rd

USDA – FAS Weekly Export Sales Report for April 16th

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Weekly Export Sales for April 16th

USDA – FAS Weekly Export Sales Report for April 9th

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Weekly Export Sales for April 9th

04-07-20 CME Group: Farmer sentiment plummets as coronavirus concerns rise

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CME Group: Farmer sentiment plummets as coronavirus concerns rise

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO, April 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer recorded its largest one-month drop in sentiment during March. The barometer dipped 47 points to a reading of 121, as concerns over the impact of the global pandemic on the agricultural economy weighed heavily on farmers’ minds. The Ag Economy Barometer is based on a mid-month survey of 400 U.S. agricultural producers and was conducted from March 16-20, 2020 as the coronavirus crisis escalated in the U.S. and around the world. Continue reading

USDA – FAS Weekly Export Sales Report for April 2nd

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Weekly Export Sales for April 2nd