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LAWMA Approves Model Water Sharing Agreement

LAWMA Approves Model Water Sharing Agreement

First permanent water sharing agreement with augmentation association in Colorado Lamar, Colo—The Lower Arkansas Water Management Association (LAWMA) Board has announced it will participate in a permanent water sharing agreement with Colorado Springs Utilities. LAWMA and Colorado Spring Utilities have discussed ways to continue their long-term arrangement of water sharing. The agreement would allow Colorado […]

USDA CROP PRODUCTION – JULY 2018

USDA CROP PRODUCTION – JULY 2018

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of July 1, 2018, is forecast at 75.85 million bushels, according to the July 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is 13 percent below the 86.86 million bushel crop produced […]

Aerial Surveys Confirm Upward Trend in Lesser Prairie-Chicken Population

Aerial Surveys Confirm Upward Trend in Lesser Prairie-Chicken Population

    The latest lesser prairie-chicken survey shows bird populations are up from last year, continuing an upward trend over the last few years. The survey indicates an estimated breeding population of 38,637 birds this year, compared to 29,934 birds counted last year. “This approximately 30% annual increase is good news, but we know that […]

LCC Prepares for New Academic Year

LCC Prepares for New Academic Year

  Lamar Community College President, Dr. Linda Lujan, noted that summer enrollment is up almost 25% from last year. “This is exciting,” she told the Prowers County Commissioners on Tuesday, July 10th, “We finished our regular year at almost 6% up and our target annual enrollment is about 5% a year, so this is nice […]

Repairs Improve Wind Turbine Performance

Repairs Improve Wind Turbine Performance

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noted that wind turbine performance has increased through the first half of 2018, during the Lamar Utilities Board meeting on Tuesday, July 10th. He explained that through the first half of the year, the three wind turbines have generated 6,840.58 MWH’s (megawatt hours) of electricity at an […]

Colorado wildfires call for wise giving

Colorado wildfires call for wise giving

DENVER, July 3, 2018 — Secretary of State Wayne Williams warned Coloradans today to beware of possible charity scams in the wake of wildfires affecting many parts of Colorado. He also offered guidance to help citizens raise funds legally or donate wisely to help affected communities recover. “Tragedy like this moves people to help,” Williams said. […]

USDA GRAIN STOCKS – JUNE 1, 2018

USDA GRAIN STOCKS – JUNE 1, 2018

  ARIZONA Off-farm corn stocks in Arizona on June 1, 2018 were 2.00 million bushels, up 35 percent from June 1, 2017, according to the June 1 Agricultural Survey and June Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Off-farm barley stocks totaled 3,000. Other Arizona […]

USDA CROP ACREAGE – JUNE 2018

USDA CROP ACREAGE – JUNE 2018

      COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Colorado principal crop planted acreage, which includes acres planted to all major crops and those expected to be cut for all hay, is down 2 percent from 2017 to 6.14 million acres, according to the June 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural […]

QUARTERLY HOGS AND PIGS – JUNE 1, 2018

QUARTERLY HOGS AND PIGS – JUNE 1, 2018

  COLORADO Colorado inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2018 was 760,000 head, down 1 percent from March 1, 2018 and up 6 percent from last year. Breeding inventory, at 155,000 head, was unchanged from the previous quarter and unchanged from last year. Market hog inventory, at 605,000 head, was down 2 […]

Prowers County Mini Livestock Boot Camps

Prowers County Mini Livestock Boot Camps

    So you joined 4-H and you bought yourself your first animal to show at the county fair this year. But now what? What do I feed? How do I clip? What should I do in the show ring? These are all thoughts that have run through every showman’s minds at one point in […]

UPDATE for LOCAL/REGIONAL AWARD WINNERS-Nation's Oldest Cattlemen's Association Celebrates Another Successful Annual Convention

UPDATE for LOCAL/REGIONAL AWARD WINNERS-Nation’s Oldest Cattlemen’s Association Celebrates Another Successful Annual Convention

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and Colorado CattleWomen (CCW) finished off the third and final day of their Annual Convention in Loveland, Colo. with over 400 people in attendance.  To start the day off Tuesday, CCA hosted the first annual Ranching Legacy Symposium as part of their preview to the re-introduced Ranching Legacy Program; a certification […]

State's Revenue Forecast:  Stable and Expanding

State’s Revenue Forecast: Stable and Expanding

State’s economic and revenue forecast spotlights stability with continued expansion   DENVER — Wednesday, June 20, 2018 — The Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) today released its quarterly economic and revenue forecast. The June forecast for General Fund revenue is similar to the March revenue forecast. Revenue is projected to increase at […]

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION - WEEK ENDING JUNE 17, 2018

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION – WEEK ENDING JUNE 17, 2018

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Soil moisture supplies diminished due to very hot and dry conditions last week, although beneficial weekend moisture was received in several areas, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Reporters in northeastern counties noted crops and livestock in areas that received moisture were doing well. A […]

Unknown Cause of Fires Along Highway 287

Unknown Cause of Fires Along Highway 287

    Two fires broke out on the southeast Colorado plains Friday afternoon, June 15th, and as of Monday, June 18th, according to Prowers County Fire Chief, Staffon Warn, the causes have not been determined. 148 acres of uncut wheat were burned, just south of the Hixson farms, along Highway 287, about 7 miles south […]

CROP PRODUCTION – JUNE 2018

CROP PRODUCTION – JUNE 2018

      COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of June 1, 2018, is forecast at 88.00 million bushels, according to the June 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is up 5 percent from the May […]