Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, February 2022: The Prowers Journal


Moisture in February improved near-term prospects in parts of the state, but moisture deficits remained, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

Calving and lambing were underway and benefited from milder weather in some areas, according to county reports. In the eastern districts, some
some localities have fared better than others in terms of incoming moisture and recent snowfall.

Winter wheat benefited from better snow cover. Concerns regarding fall seeded crops and pasture conditions remain. In the western districts, rainfall remained limited and confined to the high country. Snow remained on the ground in areas and conditions were wet.

The latest report from the US Drought Monitor rated the entire state as either abnormally dry or experiencing severe drought conditions. Statewide, winter wheat condition remained stable with 21% of the crop rated good to excellent, compared to 20% good in the previous report and 19% good to excellent last year. As of February 18, 2022, snow accumulation in Colorado was 92% measured as a percentage of median snowfall.

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