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USDA Forecasts Record-High Corn and Soybean Production in 2014

  Washington, Aug. 12, 2014 – U.S. soybean producers are expected to produce a record 3.82 billion bushels in 2014, up 16 percent from last year according to the Crop Production report issued today (Aug 12, 2014) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Growing conditions were conducive for corn growers […]

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Crop Production – July 2014 – Colorado Highlights

  Based on July 1 conditions, winter wheat production in Colorado is forecast at 86.4 million bushels, down 3 percent from the June 1 forecast but 95 percent above the 44.3 million bushels produced last year. Estimated acreage for harvest, at 2.40 million acres, is down 150,000 acres from June 1, but 760,000 acres more […]

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Colorado Highlights for Crop Production May 2014

  Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of May 1, 2014, is forecast at 84.15 million bushels. This forecast is 90 percent above last year’s drought reduced production of 44.28 million bushels and 14 percent above the 73.78 million bushel crop produced two years ago. Acreage for harvest, estimated at 2.55 million […]

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Drought Expands, Concerns Mount About Wheat and Rivers

The unusual warm weather in the United States this year is affecting the key farm states in the Midwest the hardest. Drought continued to expand through the central United States even as winter weather sets in, wreaking havoc on the nation’s new wheat crop and on movement of key commodities as major shipping waterways grow […]

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Collaborative Winter Wheat On-Farm Testing Program in Southeast Colorado

  By Wilma Trujillo Southeast Area Agronomist Phone: (719) 336-7734 The objective of the Collaborative Winter Wheat On-Farm Testing (COFT) program is to compare performance and adaptability of popular and newly released CSU varieties, and promising commercial varieties under unbiased testing conditions. The COFT is a partnership between wheat producers, CSU Extension, CSU Wheat […]