agriculture

Ag stats: April 2022 mountain states chickens and eggs highlights

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COLORADO 

Colorado egg production during April 2022 was 126.3 million eggs, up 1 percent from March 2022 but down 2 percent from April 2021 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average number of layers on hand in April 2022 was 4.98 million, down less than 1 percent from March 2022 and down 4 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,539 eggs, up 3 percent from last year. 

Grim 2022 drought outlook for Western US offers warnings for the future as climate change brings a hotter, thirstier atmosphere

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Much of the western U.S. has been in the grip of an unrelenting drought since early 2020. The dryness has coincided with record-breaking wildfires, intense and long-lasting heat waves, low stream flows and dwindling water supplies in reservoirs that millions of people across the region rely on.


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