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Busy Spring at LCC

Busy Spring at LCC

  Dr. Linda Lujan, Lamar Community College President, will celebrate her eight month anniversary at the college on April 1st.  She presented an overview of activities at the college during the Lamar City Council’s meeting on March 27th. Lujan noted that April will be one of the busiest months for LCC, as well as other […]

Colorado Water Conservation Board – March 2017 Drought Update

Colorado Water Conservation Board – March 2017 Drought Update

February of this year was the second warmest February on record, and the warmest since 1954. Well above average temperatures have continued into March. Precipitation in February was average but has slowed considerably with only 29 percent of average month –to-date in March. However, the forecast for the next two weeks indicates that the state […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – FEBRUARY 2017 - US HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – FEBRUARY 2017 – US HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.94 billion pounds in February, up 1 percent from the 3.90 billion pounds produced in February 2016. Beef production, at 1.93 billion pounds, was 3 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.37 million head, up 3 percent from February 2016. The average live weight […]

Agriculture leaders slam Trump's USDA budget cut proposal

Agriculture leaders slam Trump’s USDA budget cut proposal

Agriculture leaders including lawmakers from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party on Thursday criticized his planned 21 percent cut to discretionary spending at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), saying it could take a toll on the rural communities that helped elect him last November. Trump has proposed slashing the USDA’s discretionary budget by $4.7 billion […]

Colorado Employment Situation:  February 2017

Colorado Employment Situation: February 2017

Employers in Colorado added 2,000 nonfarm payroll jobs from January to February for a total of 2,631,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,900 and government decreased 2,900. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from January to February at 2.9 percent. The number […]

Census of Agriculture Countdown Begins for America’s Farmers and Ranchers

Census of Agriculture Countdown Begins for America’s Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2017 – America’s farmers and ranchers will soon have the opportunity to strongly represent agriculture in their communities and industry by taking part in the 2017 Census of Agriculture.  Conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the census, to be mailed at the […]

Arkansas River Basin Water Forum Seeks Nominees for Bob Appel Award

Arkansas River Basin Water Forum Seeks Nominees for Bob Appel Award

  Nominations are being accepted for the 13th Annual “Bob Appel – Friend of the Arkansas” Award that is presented each year at the Arkansas River Basin Water Forum. This year’s forum will be April 26-27 at the Hotel Elegante, 2886 S. Circle Drive, Colorado Springs. Reservations and information about the program are available at […]

Agriculture Day at the Capitol set for March 22 in Denver

Agriculture Day at the Capitol set for March 22 in Denver

Food competition, celebration of state’s ag industry; one of the most popular events under the Golden Dome  A celebration of Colorado’s agricultural producers and agribusinesses is set for Wednesday, March 22, at the Capitol Building in Denver. The 48 ag organizations that make up the Colorado Agriculture Council will once again host Agriculture Day at […]

Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association Annual Meeting April 1 in Lamar

Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association Annual Meeting April 1 in Lamar

The Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association donated $1,000 to the Northeast Colorado Fire Disaster Fund during its March board meeting. The disaster funds were an opportunity for local ranchers to help their fellow ranchers in Phillips and Logan counties needing assistance with fire recovery. The six-county board also voted to nominate Curtis Russell of […]

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Colorado & Kansas Small Businesses

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Colorado & Kansas Small Businesses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small nonfarm businesses in 26 Kansas counties and neighboring Colorado and Oklahoma counties are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the drought in the following primary counties beginning Nov. 29, 2016, announced […]

Schleining Genetics returns to LCC for AI seminar

Schleining Genetics returns to LCC for AI seminar

  (Lamar, Colorado; February 10, 2017) Schleining Genetics will return to Lamar Community College in March for its popular artificial insemination (AI) course: Artificial Insemination Management.  This is an intensive four-day class taught by Dallas Schleining worth two college credits. Artificial Insemination Management is designed for individuals who have little to no experience with bovine […]

Aerial Surveys to Document Lesser Prairie-Chicken Population Trends

Aerial Surveys to Document Lesser Prairie-Chicken Population Trends

Aerial surveys will begin March 16 and run through mid-May in five states containing lesser prairie-chicken habitat. The surveys are conducted annually by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) to document population trends and how the bird is responding to management strategies identified in the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Range-wide Conservation Plan. The range-wide […]

Water and Landfill Issues are Growing Concern in Granada

Water and Landfill Issues are Growing Concern in Granada

The Granada Trustees are faced with two expensive issues that will impact the town’s residents in the future. The Trustees discussed their revenue options to upgrade the aging water lines in the community, a matter that is being carried over from last year; and how to afford to bring the town’s landfill into compliance with […]

CO Energy Office Allows $750K for USDA Ag Industry

CO Energy Office Allows $750K for USDA Ag Industry

DENVER — March 2, 2017 — The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service, today released $750,000 in project assistance funds through the USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The funding is available to Colorado agricultural irrigators, dairies, greenhouses, nurseries and cold storage facilities. The […]

CATTLE ON FEED for Colorado and U.S.

CATTLE ON FEED for Colorado and U.S.

COLORADO The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 900,000 head as of February 1, 2017, no change from the January 1, 2017 inventory, but up 2 percent from February 1, 2016. Cattle feeders with 1,000 head […]