agriculture

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Summary – Week Ending July 1, 2018

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Above normal temperatures and dry conditions accelerated winter wheat harvest last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

Eastern districts received isolated moisture, while western and southern counties remained very dry. Several fires in western and southern Colorado were reported last week.

May 2018 Western States Grain Stocks Summary

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Reported as of June 1, 2018

ARIZONA

Off-farm corn stocks in Arizona on June 1, 2018 were 2.00 million bushels, up 35 percent from June 1, 2017, according to the June 1 Agricultural Survey and June Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Off-farm barley stocks totaled 3,000. Other Arizona grain stocks were not published separately to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.

Ranchers Invited to Hear Cattle Association Updates

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Bent-Prowers Cattle and Horse Growers Association members are invited to join its multi-county board and the Southeast Colorado Junior Cattlemen for a potluck Saturday night, June 30, in Lamar. The evening will include a presentation by Nathan May, who just returned from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association Young Cattlemen's Conference (YCC); as well as highlights from last week's Colorado Cattlemen's Association (CCA) convention.

Simmental-Shorthorn Create Junior Extravaganza 

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Colorado Simmental and Shorthorn youth enjoyed a fun-filled day when the breed associations joined forces to create a "Junior Extravaganza" earlier in June.

Saturday kicked off with fun, educational contests. In the Quiz Bowl, teammates were drawn from a bucket. Youth were asked beef industry questions, ranging from bunk space requirements and body temperature queries, to pedigree and gestation-related questions. The team of Gabri Leone of Fowler and Bryce Hill of Sterling were victorious in the final round of the round-robin contest.