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Maxine Harper…January 29, 1927 – February 16, 2017

Maxine Harper…January 29, 1927 – February 16, 2017

A celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Maxine Harper will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, February 24, 2017 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Bon May officiating. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery. Maxine was born on January 29, 1927 at Kansas City, Missouri to Joseph Buchannan and Hazel D. (Smith) Northcutt and […]

Snowpack, Reservoir Levels Remain Strong Across Colorado from NRCS Report

Snowpack, Reservoir Levels Remain Strong Across Colorado from NRCS Report

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently released its Colorado Water Supply Outlook Report, based on Feb. 1 figures, which marks the second comprehensive update for Colorado since the “2017 water year” began on Oct. 1. According to the report, statewide snowpack and reservoir levels had increased since the Jan. 1 report, and were well […]

Colorado Independent CattleGrowers Anticipate 2017

Colorado Independent CattleGrowers Anticipate 2017

The Colorado Independent CattleGrowers Association looks with eager anticipation to 2017 as a year of opportunity for the ranching industry. Resonating President Trump’s strong pro-American agenda, the CICA is continuing to work diligently to re-implement Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) for beef. COOL has been widely opposed by the four main beef packers, none of […]

Colorado Bovine Trichomoniasis Update

Colorado Bovine Trichomoniasis Update

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has seen a steady decrease in Bovine Trichomoniasis cases in the last three years. Bovine Trichomoniasis, commonly referred to as “trich,” is an infectious sexually transmitted disease in cattle, resulting in abortions and infertility. “Ranchers who co-mingle their herds have a state requirement to […]

Managing in Tough Times Part 4: Current Financial Situation Unfolding in Colorado’s Production Agriculture

Managing in Tough Times Part 4: Current Financial Situation Unfolding in Colorado’s Production Agriculture

The current agricultural economy is facing difficult times with low commodity prices and the drought conditions facing much of the state’s agricultural lands. For the majority of farmers and ranchers the ability to breakeven this year is not possible even with record wheat and corn yields.  At this time wheat prices are $2.70 to $3.05 […]