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OEDIT Offers Colorado Ag-Business Summary

OEDIT Offers Colorado Ag-Business Summary

  According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, BEA, agriculture contributed about $2.5 billion to the Colorado economy in 2015. In 2016, this contribution had declined to about $2.1 billion, a decrease of approximately 15.3%. Colorado growers have been struggling in 2017 due to suppressed commodity prices.   Both wheat and corn prices are below […]

Alta Vista, History and Memories Combine

Alta Vista, History and Memories Combine

The Alta Vista Charter School observed its 100th anniversary with a celebration geared to trigger some memories for a lot of the older students and provide some younger ones with new recollections for years to come. The school, built in 1917, has served five generations of students from Prowers County. The school has stood in […]

Cattle on Feed Report

Cattle on Feed Report

  CATTLE ON FEED – 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 880,000 head as of August 1, 2017. The latest inventory was 5 percent below last month, but up 9 percent from August 1, […]

Livestock Slaughter - July 2017 U.S. Highlights

Livestock Slaughter – July 2017 U.S. Highlights

  Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.99 billion pounds in July, up 3 percent from the 3.87 billion pounds produced in July 2016. Beef production, at 2.11 billion pounds, was 4 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.61 million head, up 6 percent from July 2016. The average live […]

Honkers at 5 Arrows Farm Market

Honkers at 5 Arrows Farm Market

    A seasonal and spacious market at 307 North Main, the 5 Arrows Farm Market, offers fresh produce and products from Rocky Ford farms. The Lamar Chamber Honkers recently paid a courtesy call on the owners, Curtis and Jennifer Lubbers at their business which opened to the public in late July.  “We expect to […]

Crowder/Lewis Town Hall Covers Economics, Landfill, Easements and Hemp

Crowder/Lewis Town Hall Covers Economics, Landfill, Easements and Hemp

  Southeast Colorado residents who attended the PEP Town Hall Meeting at Lamar Community College this past Thursday, August 17, expressed an interest in economic development, landowner rights, hemp production, conservation easements, landfill regulations and the potential development of Camp Amache under the guidance of the National Park Service.   State Representative Kimmi Lewis, House […]

Colorado Employment Situation for July 2017

Colorado Employment Situation for July 2017

Employers in Colorado added 3,600 nonfarm payroll jobs from June to July for a total of 2,648,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 100 and government increased 3,500. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point in July to 2.4 percent. […]

World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates

World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates

  Approved by the World Agricultural Outlook Board – August 10, 2017 WHEAT: Projected 2017/18 U.S. wheat supplies are decreased this month on lower production, down 21 million bushels to 1,739 million. The August NASS production forecasts for durum and other spring wheat indicated a significant decline compared to last year, primarily due to continued […]

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Colorado Businesses and Residents Affected by Severe Thunderstorm

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Colorado Businesses and Residents Affected by Severe Thunderstorm

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Colorado businesses and residents affected by the severe thunderstorm, hail, straight-line winds and tornadoes that occurred June 25, 2017, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Linda McMahon announced today. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA […]

CDA Survey Preference for Local Foods

CDA Survey Preference for Local Foods

  Colorado Dept. of Agriculture Survey Reveals Positive Consumer Perceptions of Agriculture Statewide, Strong Preference for Local Foods BROOMFIELD, Colo. – It’s no secret that consumers have shown a preference for locally grown and produced foods over the last decade, and a recent survey conducted by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), in collaboration with […]

USDA Forecasts Record-High Soybean Production in 2017

USDA Forecasts Record-High Soybean Production in 2017

WASHINGTON, August 10, 2017 – U.S. farmers are expected to produce a record-high soybean crop this year, according to the Crop Production report issued today by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Up 2 percent from 2016, soybean production is forecast at 4.38 billion bushels, while corn growers are expected to decrease their production by […]

First Confirmed Case in 2017 of Equine West Nile Virus (WNV) in Colorado

First Confirmed Case in 2017 of Equine West Nile Virus (WNV) in Colorado

  BROOMFIELD, Colo. – A horse residing in Larimer County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus; this is Colorado’s first confirmed case of WNV in a horse in 2017.  This index case was diagnosed by Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Fort Collins on August 02, 2017. Vaccines in horses have proven to […]

NASS Crop Production for August 2017

NASS Crop Production for August 2017

CROP PRODUCTION – AUGUST 2017 – COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Based on August 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 176.90 million bushels, according to the August 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is up 10 percent from last year’s 160.29 […]

Release the Turkeys!!

Release the Turkeys!!

Okay, so it’s not as dramatic as, “Release the Kraken” from the ill-rated movie, “Clash of the Titans”, but it was definitely more fun watching four turkeys giving it all they got in a forty-yard dash around their race track at the Sand and Sage Fair on Family Night, Tuesday, at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. […]

Buck and McCormick Greet Lamar Residents at Town Hall Meetings

Buck and McCormick Greet Lamar Residents at Town Hall Meetings

Two candidates for the same seat, U.S. Representative for District 4 in Colorado, were on hand for their separate town hall meetings in Lamar this past Friday, August 4th.  Speaking at the Cultural Events Center, incumbent Ken Buck, the current representative, spent a lot of his time answering questions from the audience about the GOP failure […]