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Ogallala Multi-State Water Summit in Garden City April 9-10

Ogallala Multi-State Water Summit in Garden City April 9-10

        The Ogallala Aquifer Summit will bring together water-use decision makers in Garden City, Kansas, April 9-10 from all eight states in the Ogallala region: Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, South Dakota and Wyoming. Summit participants will be discussing current management and policy best practices as well as exploring interstate […]

PROSPECTIVE PLANTINGS – MARCH 1, 2018

PROSPECTIVE PLANTINGS – MARCH 1, 2018

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS As of March 1, Colorado growers intend to plant 1.50 million acres of corn for all purposes in 2018, up 40,000 acres, or 3 percent from last year’s plantings, according to the March 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Sorghum planting intentions […]

GRAIN STOCKS – MARCH 1, 2018

GRAIN STOCKS – MARCH 1, 2018

COLORADO All corn stocks in Colorado on March 1, 2018 were 80.41 million bushels, up 17 percent from March 1, 2017, according to the March 1 Agricultural Survey and March Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. All corn stocks stored on farms amounted to […]

United States Hog Inventory Up 3 Percent

United States Hog Inventory Up 3 Percent

WASHINGTON (March 29, 2018) – As of March 1, there were 72.9 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 3 percent from March 2017, but down 1 percent from December 1, 2017, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Other […]

2018 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award® Recipient Announced

2018 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award® Recipient Announced

  The prestigious award recognizes extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation, and is presented annually by Sand County Foundation, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association. Beatty Canyon Ranch in Las Animas County is a generational ranch that has long served as an example of cutting edge […]

U.S. Farmers Expect to Plant More Soybean Acreage than Corn Acreage

U.S. Farmers Expect to Plant More Soybean Acreage than Corn Acreage

Planting Intentions Expected to be Down Slightly from Historic 2017 Record Year, USDA Reports WASHINGTON, March 29, 2018 – Producers surveyed across the United States intend to plant an estimated 89.0 million acres of soybeans in 2018, down 1 percent from last year, according to the Prospective Plantings report released today by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics […]

LCC’s Loflin and Lindholm named to PTK All-Colorado Academic Team

LCC’s Loflin and Lindholm named to PTK All-Colorado Academic Team

(Lamar, Colorado; March 28, 2018) 40 students were inducted into the 2018 Phi Theta Kappa All-Colorado Academic Team on March 14, including Lamar Community College’s Ashtyn Loflin and Laura Lindholm. The ceremony was held at the History Colorado Center in downtown Denver and presented by the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges and the Credit Union […]

CWCB March 2018 Drought Update

CWCB March 2018 Drought Update

Despite near normal precipitation across most of the state in February, March precipitation has been well below average statewide. Currently Colorado is experiencing the 3rd lowest snowpack on record, with only 2002 and 1981 being drier. Extreme drought has expanded to cover most of Southwestern Colorado, The San Luis Valley and Southeastern Colorado. West Slope […]

Lamar, One of Several S.E. CO Towns Nominated by OEDIT

Lamar, One of Several S.E. CO Towns Nominated by OEDIT

Gov. Hickenlooper and the Colorado Office of Economic Development announce five Opportunity Zone nominations for Southeast Colorado DENVER – March 23, 2018 – Gov. John Hickenlooper, along with the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), today announced the nomination of 126 Opportunity Zones across the state that will be eligible for new […]

State Water Studies Require Funding

State Water Studies Require Funding

    Streams of funding will become important to keep streams of water flowing in Colorado in the coming decades, Gov. John Hickenlooper’s top water adviser said. “We are looking at the appropriate revenue streams,” said John Stulp, the governor’s adviser. “One of the key questions is: How do you build certainty that new methods […]

USFS Starts Spring Tours of Picketwire Canyonlands

USFS Starts Spring Tours of Picketwire Canyonlands

    LA JUNTA, Colorado – March 23, 2018 – The U.S. Forest Service will offer guided tours into Picket Wire Canyonlands south of La Junta on the Comanche National Grassland. Spring tours begin Saturday,  May 5 through June 30, 2018. Tours take place on Saturdays during May and June. These primitive canyons are home to […]

Cattlemen Events April 7 to Include Education, Entertainment

Cattlemen Events April 7 to Include Education, Entertainment

      LA JUNTA, CO – One of the oldest livestock organizations in the U.S. will meet April 7th in La Junta, with a full agenda of activities. The Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association will kick off the association’s 149th year with an annual meeting, auction, banquet and cowboy ball with events Saturday, […]

Colorado Employment Situation for February 2018

Colorado Employment Situation for February 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 8,600 nonfarm payroll jobs from January to February for a total of 2,701,800 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 9,000 and government decreased 400. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from January to February at 3.0 percent. The […]

High Water Levels at John Martin Dam

High Water Levels at John Martin Dam

  Another season of boating, camping and fishing will soon be underway at John Martin Reservoir. Anyone visiting the site will immediately notice the high level of water in the Reservoir, now averaging approximately 316,100 acre feet.  This same time last year, the water content was averaging around 130,000 acre feet. The information is provided […]

CO State Demography Office Issues 2017 County Estimates and Trends

CO State Demography Office Issues 2017 County Estimates and Trends

    DENVER, CO – March 22, 2018 – New Census Bureau data shows that El Paso County (home to Colorado Springs) has the largest county increase in the state of 12,526 followed by Weld + 10,390, Denver + 9,844, Douglas + 7,577 and Arapahoe + 6,103. The largest growing county in the U.S. was […]