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Replacement Process for Colorado Green Turbines to Begin

Replacement Process for Colorado Green Turbines to Begin

    Colorado Green Holdings, LLC received permission from the Prowers County Planning and Zoning Commission for an amended Special Use Permit on Wednesday, December 11th. The permit will allow the company to reduce the number of turbines from 108 to 100 over the next several months and was granted following a public hearing. Avanagrid […]

USDA Conducting 2019 Census of Horticulture Specialties Survey

USDA Conducting 2019 Census of Horticulture Specialties Survey

  LAKEWOOD, Colo. – December 5, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct the 2019 Census of Horticulture Specialties this winter to provide a comprehensive picture of the U.S. horticulture industry. Survey codes will be mailed this month to almost 1,500 horticulture producers in the mountain regional […]

Low Water Prompts CPW to Order Emergency Fish Salvage at Two Buttes Reservoir

Low Water Prompts CPW to Order Emergency Fish Salvage at Two Buttes Reservoir

  SPRINGFIELD, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife today ordered an emergency public fish salvage at Two Buttes Reservoir north of Springfield due to declining water levels.   Two Buttes Reservoir is in imminent danger of a catastrophic fish kill due to extremely low lake levels. Hoping to avoid the loss of a large number […]

State’s Largest Agriculture Organization Elects New Leaders to Board of Directors

State’s Largest Agriculture Organization Elects New Leaders to Board of Directors

  DENVER—Nov. 25, 2019—Five individuals were elected to the Colorado Farm Bureau Board of Directors during the organization’s 100th Annual Meeting on Nov. 23 in Denver. Connie Hass of Trinidad, Colo. and Chad Musick of Longmont, Colo. were re-elected to serve another two-year term. New to the board are Zandon Bray of Redvale, Colo., Jason […]

Annie’s Project – A Big Success in the Southeast Area!

Annie’s Project – A Big Success in the Southeast Area!

  The mission of Annie’s Project is to empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information in their operations and for their families. This “Women in Agriculture” project is based on the life of a farm woman who grew in up a small town in northern […]

LUB Continues Power Project for Hemp Farm

LUB Continues Power Project for Hemp Farm

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, informed utility board members, work continues with Nature’s Alternative Farms, LLC (NAF), owned and operated by Bill Grasmick and Karl Nyquist, on from three to five megawatts of electric load for the McClave facilities. Hourieh explained the power will supply greenhouses and processing facilities for hemp. He […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Weekend Ending Nov. 24

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Weekend Ending Nov. 24

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:  Most producers wrapped up fall harvest last week where conditions allowed, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.  In eastern counties, rain and snow kept producers out of the field for a day or two last week, but harvest progress was made overall.  Concerns remained in […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – OCTOBER 2019 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – OCTOBER 2019 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 5.06 billion pounds in October, up 3 percent from the 4.90 billion pounds produced in October 2018. Beef production, at 2.44 billion pounds, was slightly above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.98 million head, up 1 percent from October 2018. The average live weight was […]

Energy Smart Agriculture Workshop Series Planned for Colorado Producers

Energy Smart Agriculture Workshop Series Planned for Colorado Producers

Sessions ​will focus on energy efficiency, cost savings, on-farm renewables and funding assistance   DENVER – November 7, 2019​ – The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) and the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) will host a series of energy smart agriculture workshops in early December to detail energy savings and climate resiliency opportunities for farmers and […]

Colorado Department of Agriculture Launches Online Hemp Registration

Colorado Department of Agriculture Launches Online Hemp Registration

  November 21, 2019 Broomfield, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is pleased to announce the launch of its new Hemp Online Portal, or HOP. Applicants seeking to grow industrial hemp in Colorado can now apply for, pay for, and submit an application online for review through the application section of the CDA […]

2018 Irrigation and Water Management Data Now Available

2018 Irrigation and Water Management Data Now Available

  WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2019 – There were 231,474 farms with 55.9 million irrigated acres, which included 83.4 million acre-feet of water applied in the United States, according to the 2018 Irrigation and Water Management Survey results, published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). In 2013, the irrigation survey […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report - WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 10, 2019

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report – WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 10, 2019

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Mostly dry weather last week aided harvest of fall crops, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, a reporter noted higher humidity and precipitation delayed fieldwork slightly for producers, but was expected to improve winter wheat emergence in bare areas if temperatures […]

CROP PRODUCTION – NOVEMBER 2019

CROP PRODUCTION – NOVEMBER 2019

  COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS   Based on November 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 176.40 million bushels, up 13 percent from last year’s 156.00 million bushels, according to the November 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The 1.26 million acres expected […]

Crop Progress-/-Condition Report Week Ending Nov 3, 2019

Crop Progress-/-Condition Report Week Ending Nov 3, 2019

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:  Widespread snow and extreme cold last week halted fieldwork, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Harvest of row crops continued where conditions allowed.  In northeastern and east central counties, harvest progress was slow but neared completion in some localities. Snow accumulation from early week storms […]

Colorado Department of Agriculture Receives New USDA Hemp Rule

Colorado Department of Agriculture Receives New USDA Hemp Rule

  October 30, 2019 Broomfield, Colo. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced its interim final rule related to the establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program. The rule establishes a new section specifying the rules and regulations to produce hemp. The action is mandated by the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the […]