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Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Summary – Week Ending July 29, 2018

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Soil moisture supplies improved with monsoon rainfall last week which was mostly concentrated in eastern districts, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. 

Statewide, winter wheat harvest was virtually complete by week's end. In northeastern counties, received moisture held conditions steady and provided relief to drier areas. Reduced fieldwork was noted due to adverse weather, which mostly affected the end of winter wheat harvest and hay harvest.

USDA Authorizes $12 Billion to Aid Producers Impacted by Tariffs

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from retaliatory tariffs.

U.S. President Donald Trump directed Secretary Perdue to develop a short-term relief strategy to protect agricultural producers while the Administration works on reciprocal trade deals to open more markets to help American farmers compete globally.

USDA Conducting Grain Production Survey in Colorado

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey producers in 32 states, including Arizona, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming, for its County Agricultural Production Survey (CAPS).

The survey will collect information on total acres planted and harvested, and total yield and production of small grains crops down to the county level. CAPS will provide the data needed to estimate acreage and production of selected crops in the United States.

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Summary – Week Ending July 22, 2018

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Most areas of the state benefitted from monsoonal moisture last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

Hot temperatures continued to accelerate crop development and maturity of small grains; winter wheat harvested was still ahead of average by week's end.

April-June 2018 Quarterly Milk Production - Mountain Region Highlights 

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Arizona dairy herds produced 1.34 billion pounds of milk during the April-June quarter, up 0.8 percent from the previous year. 

Colorado dairy herds produced 1.15 billion pounds of milk during the April-June quarter, up 10.6 percent from the previous year. 

Montana dairy herds produced 70.0 million pounds of milk during the April-June quarter, down 4.1 percent from the previous year.