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    Colorado: Storm Improve Soil Moisture, Slow Field Work – USDA

    Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 19, 2015.

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Soil moisture supplies increased slightly following widespread rain and snow covering most of the State during the last half of the week. Fieldwork continued at a reduced pace between precipitation events.

    Thunderstorms with strong winds, localized hail and a few tornadoes were observed in the northeastern part of the State.

    Calving and lambing progressed without notable concerns. Stored feed supplies were rated 2 percent very short, 7 percent short, 80 percent adequate, and 11 percent surplus.

    Sheep death loss was 65 percent average and 35 percent light. Cattle death loss was 1 percent heavy, 82 percent average, and 17 percent light.




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