CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION
WEEK ENDING JUNE 19, 2016
AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Hot, relatively dry conditions persisted last week, sustaining significant gains in crop development and permitting widespread field activity, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Moisture deprivation was an emerging concern in several localities in eastern districts. In spite of dry conditions in the San Luis Valley, irrigation reserves were plentiful as diversions from snowmelt have peaked over the past several weeks. Development of winter wheat was on par with the last year and was surpassing the average, with crop conditions rated 67 percent good to excellent, compared with 52 percent good to excellent last year. Stored feed supplies were rated 4 percent short, 79 percent adequate, and 17 percent surplus. Sheep death loss was 8 percent heavy, 67 percent average and 25 percent light. Cattle death loss was 80 percent average and 20 percent light.
Full report here: CO_Crop_Progress_06192016