CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION
WEEK ENDING JUNE 5, 2016
AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Last week, heat units increased in frequency, resulting in steady to improved conditions while development of some crops was stimulated, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics
Service, USDA. Isolated precipitation fell in greatest concentrations east of the Front Range toward the earlier half of last week. While localized stripe rust and other infestations continued to be observed, reporters indicated application of chemicals to wheat and similar countermeasures on other crops were occurring in varying capacity throughout affected areas. Development of winter wheat was about on par with the last year and on average, with crop conditions rated 69 percent good to excellent, compared with 50 percent good to excellent last year. Stored feed supplies were rated 5 percent short, 78 percent adequate, and 17 percent surplus. Sheep death loss was 62 percent average and 38 percent light. Cattle death loss was 80 percent average and 20 percent light.
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