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ASB Notice: NASS Suspends July Cattle and the August US and Canadian Cattle Reports

  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is suspending the July Cattle report which was slated for release on July 22 and the U.S. and Canadian Cattle report scheduled for August 23. The Cattle report issued in July contains inventory numbers of all cattle and calves in the United States. […]

Colorado CATTLE ON FEED Report

The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 880,000 head as of February 1, 2016. The latest inventory was up 1 percent from January 1, 2016 but down 1 percent from February 1, 2015. Cattle feeders with […]

Annual Crop Summary– 2015 – Colorado Highlights

  The 2015 corn for grain crop was estimated at 134.90 million bushels, 9 percent below last year’s production of 147.46 million bushels, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average yield of 142.0 bushels per acre was 4.0 bushel per acre below the yield realized last […]

Gov. Colorado Ag Forum Set for Feb 18

  Next Generation Agriculture’ the focus of 2016 Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture;  Technology, labor issues and changing rural demographics among the many topics to be discussed-   There’s no shortage of issues discussed among the public, media, lawmakers and industry when it comes to food production, and the 2016 Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture […]

Livestock Slaughter – November 2015 – US Highlights

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – NOVEMBER 2015 – US HIGHLIGHTS Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.03 billion pounds in November, up 7 percent from the 3.76 billion pounds produced in November 2014. Beef production, at 1.93 billion pounds, was 5 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.29 million  head, up 2 […]

Colorado Crop Production – December Highlights

Based on December 1 conditions, dry bean production for 2015 is forecast at 901,000 hundredweight, up 8 percent from the 835,000 hundredweight produced a year earlier, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Yields are expected to average 2,010 pounds per acre, down 290 pounds per acre from […]

Livestock Slaughter – October 2015 U.S. Highlights

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.31 billion pounds in October, down slightly from the 4.32 billion pounds produced in October 2014. Beef production, at 2.13 billion pounds, was 2 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.51 million head, down 5 percent from October 2014. The average live weight was […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – AUGUST 2015-/-US Highlights

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.90 billion pounds in August, up 3 percent from the 3.79 billion pounds produced in August 2014. Beef production, at 1.93 billion pounds, was 4 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.32 million head, down 7 percent from August 2014. The average live weight […]

U.S. Agriculture Production Cost Nearly $400 Billion in 2014

  WASHINGTON, August 4, 2015 – U.S. farmers spent $397.6 billion on agricultural production in 2014, up 8.3 percent from 2013, the largest increase since 2008, according to the Farm Production Expenditures report, published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Feed, already the largest expenditure category for U.S. farmers, […]

USDA Corn Crop Report

Corn crop maturity continues catching up while condition remains strong  Wet weather across the U.S. this past spring delayed corn planting, and as a result the maturity of the crop for weeks has lagged compared to previous years. But warm weather recently has helped the crop catch up, and the combination of good soil moisture at […]

NASS Update on Colorado Cattle of Feed

COLORADO The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 790,000 head as of August 1, 2015. The latest inventory was 5 percent below last month but even with August 1, 2014 inventory. Cattle feeders with 1,000 head […]

S.E. Colorado Remaining Drought Free

  July was a slightly cooler and wetter than normal month across much of south central and southeast Colorado, save for areas of above normal temperatures and below to well-below precipitation across the southeast Plains. The warmer and drier than normal conditions across portions of eastern Colorado has allowed for soils to dry out and […]

USDA Forecasts Third Largest Corn Crop on Record

  Washington, Aug. 12, 2015 – U.S. growers are forecast to produce 13.7 billion bushels of corn this year, according to the Crop Production report issued today (8-12-15) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Despite a 4 percent decrease from last year’s production, if realized, this will be the third largest […]

Southeast Colorado is Drought Free

Spring rains have upgraded the drought status of south central and southeast Colorado as Drought Free, according to the report released July 16 by the U.S. Drought Monitor. June precipitation totals across that region were near to slightly below normal across most of the southeast plains with slightly to well above normal precipitation experienced over […]

Cut Food Waste and SAVE Money

LAS ANIMAS, COLORADO, MAY 14, 2015:  Have you heard the old adage “waste not, want not”?   The USDA estimates 30% of available food in the United States is wasted.  Not only does this add to landfills, think how much you could lower your food bill if you cut that waste.  Extension Agent Kaye Kasza recommends […]

Annual Colorado Crop Summary – 2014 Highlights

  The 2014 corn for grain crop was estimated at 147.46 million bushels, 15 percent above last year’s production of 128.38 million bushels, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average yield of 146.0 bushels per acre was 15.0 bushels per acre above the yield realized last […]

October 2014 Livestock Slaughter – U.S. Highlights

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.32 billion pounds in October, down 4 percent from the 4.51 billion pounds produced in October 2013. Beef production, at 2.17 billion pounds, was 6 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.64 million head, down 9 percent from October 2013. The average live weight […]

USDA Reports 55.3 Million Acres of Irrigated U.S. Farmland

      2013 Farm and Ranch Irrigation Data Now Available   Lakewood, CO – There were 229,237 farms with 55.3 million irrigated acres in the United Sates, according to the 2013 Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey results, published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). According to the 2008 […]

Crop Production – November 2014 – Colorado Highlights

  Based on November 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 140.16 million bushels, up 8 percent from last year’s 129.69 million bushels, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The 960,000 acres expected to be harvested for grain this year is down 30,000 acres from […]

CATTLE ON FEED – USDA Reports

COLORADO The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 840,000 head as of October 1, 2014. The latest inventory was 5 percent above last month’s inventory but 3 percent below October 1, 2013 inventory. The inventory included […]