Western counties receive significant snowfall (Colorado)

Fall harvest and fieldwork made gains over the previous week where conditions allowed during the week ending Nov. 4, but received moisture continued to hamper progress in areas, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Mountain Regional Field Office, Colorado. Some western counties received significant snowfall at week’s end. In northeastern counties, corn harvest was in full swing but moisture content was still high for many producers. In east central counties, welcome moisture was received, but wet conditions continued to delay harvest of sorghum, sunflowers and corn. In the San Luis Valley, fall fieldwork continued and a reporter noted rain and snow improved soil moisture supplies. In southeastern counties, more rain delayed grain and hay harvest last week, according to a county reporter. Field conditions were noted as very wet. Harvested corn quality was noted as varying between very poor in some areas to better in others. Statewide, pasture and range condition was rated 23 percent good to excellent, compared with 58 percent rated good to excellent last year.