CROP PRODUCTION – JUNE 2016 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of June 1, 2016, is forecast at 81.90 million bushels, according to the June 1 Agricultureal Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is up 11 percent from the May 1 forecast and 3 percent above the 79.18 million bushel crop produced last year. Estimated acreage for harvest, at 1.95 million acres, is unchanged from May 1, but 190,000 acres less than the 2.14 million acres harvested in 2015. As of June 1, the average yield is forecast at 42.0 bushels per acre, 4.0 bushels above the May 1 forecast, and 5.0 bushels above last year’s final yield. As of May 29, Colorado's winter wheat crop condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 10 percent poor, 21 percent fair, 55 percent good, and 13 percent excellent, compared with 3 percent very poor, 15 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 39 percent good, and 10 percent excellent last year. Download the full report here:  CO_Crop_Production_06102016
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