Crop Progress Update


According to USDA’s most recent numbers pasture and range feed conditions in Colorado improved slightly over the week and were rated in mostly good condition despite a dry week. Last year at this time they were rated mostly fair to good.

Ninety-four percent of cows have calved since January 1st while 95% of ewes have lambed during the same time frame.

Colorado farmers had 60% of the corn crop planted by week’s end. This is ahead of last year’s 41 percent complete and 44% for the 5-year average. Emergence was 2% complete compared with 8% on average.

Growers made excellent progress planting sugarbeets last week with 90% in the ground and 19% up to stand by the end of the week.

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