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Perdue Joins White House “Farmers Roundtable”. President Trump Issues Executive Order on Agriculture

Perdue Joins White House “Farmers Roundtable”. President Trump Issues Executive Order on Agriculture

  (Washington, D.C., April 25, 2017) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today joined President Trump for a “Farmers Roundtable” at the White House to address issues facing the American agriculture community, as the president signed an Executive Order establishing an Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity.  The roundtable discussion allowed representatives […]

Centennial Farms Program

Centennial Farms Program

In 1986 the Colorado Historical Society (now History Colorado), and the Colorado Department of Agriculture created the Colorado Centennial Farms program to recognize the important role agriculture has played in our state’s history and economic development. Nominees must meet the following requirements: Farms or ranches must have remained in the same family continuously for 100 […]

Prevention, Rodent Control are Keys to Preventing Hantavirus

Prevention, Rodent Control are Keys to Preventing Hantavirus

State health officials today reminded Coloradans to take steps to avoid hantavirus. There has been one confirmed case of the disease in the state this year, and the patient is recovering. Hantavirus is a rare, but serious and potentially fatal respiratory disease primarily carried by deer mice. People become infected by breathing in dirt and […]

Dodged a Bullet?

Dodged a Bullet?

Although Lamar residents encountered snow and winds and downed tree limbs, compared to other areas of Prowers County, we got our moisture, but not all that much snow. Springfield and other southern Colorado communities had anywhere from 10 inches of snow to 7.5 as reported in Campo by the National Weather Service and from four […]

Colorado Corn Growers Association-supported groundwater bill signed into law

Colorado Corn Growers Association-supported groundwater bill signed into law

  Last week, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law Senate Bill 17-036 — a piece of legislation that was supported by the Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA), and is what some in the industry describe as one of the most significant pieces of water-related legislation in recent years. Colorado Corn Executive Coordinator Ann Cross […]

Winter Storm Watch Remains in Effect from Late Friday Night Through Sunday

Winter Storm Watch Remains in Effect from Late Friday Night Through Sunday

  Hazardous Weather Outlook – National Weather Service Pueblo CO 859 AM MDT Friday, April 28, 2017 (The City of Lamar is still planning the City-Wide Clean-Up Day tomorrow, Saturday,  starting at 7:00 am.  If safety becomes a concern, then it will be rescheduled but for now it is still a go.) * LOCATION…Crowley, Otero, […]

Livestock Producers Gather for Colorado Livestock Association Annual Meeting

Livestock Producers Gather for Colorado Livestock Association Annual Meeting

Greeley, CO – Over 250 producers, industry partners, students, government and agency representatives met at the Colorado Livestock Association (CLA) Annual Meeting & Colorado’s Finest Celebration on April 5-6, 2017 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland. CLA’s Annual Meeting is one of the largest gatherings of livestock producers and trade show vendors in Colorado. CLA […]

Drought Update from Colorado Water Conservation Board

Drought Update from Colorado Water Conservation Board

With temperatures eight degrees above average, March of this year was the warmest March on record for the State of Colorado, and the second warmest on record for the nation. Late March precipitation brought much needed moisture, but the state as a whole received only 64 percent of average, in what is historically one of […]

LCC’s Hicks and Klassen place at Casper College Rodeo

LCC’s Hicks and Klassen place at Casper College Rodeo

Lopes Rodeo returns from weekend competition at Casper College with two top ten finishers, Kadyn Hick and Jalisa Klassen. Sophomore Kadyn Hicks led the men’s team with a second place finish in steer wrestling.   He finished with a time of 9.8, just .1 second behind the first-place finisher.  He moved to ninth place in the […]

Cory & Morris honored as Rising Stars of Lamar Community College

Cory & Morris honored as Rising Stars of Lamar Community College

  (Denver, Colorado; April 20, 2017) Mia Cory and Kamani Morris were recognized as two of Lamar Community College’s best and brightest in the 2017 Colorado Community College System’s Rising Star Awards Ceremony and Honorary Luncheon held on April 11. The annual Rising Star Awards Ceremony recognizes the outstanding contributions of students and staff across […]

2017 NWSS Catch-A-Calf Final Results Released

2017 NWSS Catch-A-Calf Final Results Released

A freshman at Wiley High School and Paw Pals 4-H club member, Wyatt Wollert, competed in the 2017 National Western Stock Show Catch-A-Calf program. This program was open to 4-H members ages twelve through nineteen. There were twenty-eight participants in this year’s 2016-2017 program. Contestants had to catch a calf during a NWSS rodeo performance […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – 2016 ANNUAL - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – 2016 ANNUAL – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Record High Total Red Meat and Pork Production in 2016 Total red meat production for the United States totaled 50.5 billion pounds in 2016, 4 percent higher than the previous year. Red meat includes beef, veal, pork, and lamb and mutton. Red meat production in commercial plants totaled 50.4 billion pounds. On-farm slaughter totaled 93.2 […]

CATTLE ON FEED-/-COLORADO

CATTLE ON FEED-/-COLORADO

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 930,000 head as of April 1, 2017. The latest inventory was 3 percent above April 1, 2016 inventory and 2 percent above the previous month’s inventory. […]

Saturday is Earth Day ... Don't Forget to Thank a Farmer

Saturday is Earth Day … Don’t Forget to Thank a Farmer

Corn farmers certainly have much to be proud of as Earth Day 2017 (April 22) rolls around. Some of the great work our farmers are doing is highlighted in the comprehensive 2012 Field to Market Report, which shows that from 1980 to 2011, U.S. corn farmers increased bushels per acre by 64 percent. But also […]

Hickenlooper Town Hall Focuses on State Economy and Rural Growth Issues

Hickenlooper Town Hall Focuses on State Economy and Rural Growth Issues

Governor Hickenlooper’s last town hall meeting in Lamar was in September, 2015 and the format for his April 19th meeting held at Lamar Community College was unchanged.  Accompanied by several members of the state cabinet, Hickenlooper first addressed the audience at the LCC Wellness Center on relevant issues for Colorado residents before his cabinet briefed […]