02-22-18 USDA/NASS-CO: 2017 ROW CROP COUNTY ESTIMATES

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2017 ROW CROP COUNTY ESTIMATES

County-level estimates for 2017 row crops are now available, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The estimates, based primarily on surveys conducted with farmers and ranchers last fall, can be accessed using the QuickStats online database, found here: http://www.nass.usda.gov/Quick_Stats/

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11-22-17 USDA/NASS-CO: LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – November 2017

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.64 billion pounds in October, up 5 percent from the 4.43 billion pounds produced in October 2016.

Beef production, at 2.30 billion pounds, was 4 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.80 million head, up 6 percent from October 2016. The average live weight was down 20 pounds from the previous year, at 1,361 pounds.

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03-23-17 USDA/NASS-CO: LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – FEBRUARY 2017

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.94 billion pounds in February, up 1 percent from the 3.90 billion pounds produced in February 2016.

Beef production, at 1.93 billion pounds, was 3 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.37 million head, up 3 percent from February 2016. The average live weight was down 12 pounds from the previous year, at 1,360 pounds

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02-27-17 USDA/NASS-CO: CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2017

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CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2017

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Record high temperatures during February reduced snow cover significantly in eastern districts, although some western counties continued to receive seasonal snowfall. Warm, windy, and dry conditions were largely concerning for wheat and pasture condition in areas where adequate moisture hasn’t been received throughout the season. Reporters in eastern counties noted that some wheat is breaking dormancy due to warm temperatures. Warm weather has been favorable for livestock condition and early fieldwork. As of February 27, 2017, snowpack in Colorado was at 138 percent measured as percent of median snowfall. The monthly report for March will be released on Monday, March 27, 2017

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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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