Final Weekly Crop Progress Report 2020
The season’s final weekly Crop Progress Report was released this week.
Bill Meyer, Director of the National Agriculture Statistics Office Mountain Region, says it shows soil moisture supplies are still very low.
MEYER:” Our topsoil moisture supply is rated at 42% very short, 41% short, and 17% adequate.
The numbers are very similar to the subsoil moisture. 36% very short, 46% short, and 18% adequate. Hopeful something will change where some more snowfall will be coming to help cover the winter wheat and provide some much-needed moisture. As far as our winter wheat, the condition is rated at 17% very poor, 21% poor, 42% fair, and 20 % good. The ratings are quite a bit lower than there were at this time last year. The drought also is really reflected by our pasture and range condition. Rated at 29 % very poor, 42% poor, 23% fair, 6% good, and none excellent. Hopefully some snow slash rain anything comes to alleviate the drought that is covering a lot of Colorado.
The price of wheat in Colorado in October was $4.75, compared to a year ago $3.64. Barley prices averaged $5.03, compared to $4.65 last year. Corn prices averaged $4.18 in October compared to $3.91 last year.