Colorado Crop Progress Report

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION WEEK ENDING APRIL 10, 2016 AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Field activity gained momentum as conditions last week were generally dry with a marked increase in cooler temperatures. Districts in Southwest Colorado experienced high winds with dry conditions, resulting in increased field activity and a net decline in soil moisture. Widespread, isolated precipitation occurred in greatest significance toward week’s end. As of April 11, mountain snowpack statewide was 89 percent of average. The Southwest and San Luis Valley were 69 and 73 percent of average, respectively. Stored feed supplies were rated 6 percent short, 76 percent adequate, and 18 percent surplus. Sheep death loss was 59 percent average and 41 percent light. Cattle death loss was 1 percent heavy, 76 percent average, and 23 percent light. Download full report here: CO Crop Progress 04102016
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