Maura Bennett
Maura Bennett

Snow and rain around the state brought temporary relief of drought conditions in Colorado. Bill Meyer at the National Agriculture Statistics Service in Lakewood says it was only temporary.

A partial rundown of the Crop Progress and Condition report.

MEYER” “ Our soil moisture supplies for our topsoil moisture were rated at 27% adequate and 1% surplus. Our subsoil supply is only rated at 23% adequate so more rain is definitely needed. Conditions of our pasture and range reflect that For instance, we had 23% of our acreage rated Very Poor and 34% Poor compared to the average when it’s only 7% Very Poor and 12% Poor. Our corn condition is rated at 35% Good and 5% Excellent compared to an average of 60% Good and 12% Excellent. “

Sunflowers rated at 15% Good and 1% Excellent compared to 74% Good to Excellent, Sorghum 17% Good and 2 Excellent compared to 71% Good to Excellent on average.

Corn is rated at 27% Mature ahead of the 14% on average. A few areas just started the harvest with 1% of corn harvested statewide. 5% of dry beans are harvested, onions are 25% harvested. The estimated corn crop for the state is 152.1 million bushels down 5% from 2019.

San Luis Valley potatoes are 11% dug. Meyers says potato harvest was held up by the precipitation last week.


Read the report:

Previous ReportUSDA HEMP
Next ReportAgriculture’s Resilience Focus of Roundtable