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Wheat rated in mostly fair to poor condition


Drought conditions continued during the week ending Nov. 25 as Colorado experienced below average precipitation and above average temperatures, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Colorado Field Office, Nov. 26.

High winds were reported across the state raising concerns about the condition of the wheat crop and wind erosion. Soil moisture ratings continue to show that extremely dry conditions persist. Farmers were allowed 6.9 days in the field for operations.

Winter wheat emergence reached 94 percent last week compared with 98 percent for the 5-year average. The crop was rated in mostly fair to poor condition.

Sorghum harvest reached 96 percent harvested. Sunflower harvest progressed to 98 percent complete, 6 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average.

The condition of pasture land is rated mostly very poor to poor across the state. The condition of livestock was rated good to fair at the end of last week. Death losses for cattle and sheep were average. Stored feed supplies continue to be rated as short for this time of year.

Date: 12/03/2012


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