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Seeking Nominations for the 2018 Leopold Conservation Award

Seeking Nominations for the 2018 Leopold Conservation Award

The Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust invite you to submit a nomination for the prestigious Leopold Conservation Award. The Leopold Conservation Award Program recognizes agricultural landowners who actively exemplify Aldo Leopold’s “Land Ethic”.  The award recognizes and celebrates extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation by private landowners, and provides a prominent […]

Nominations Sought for Noxious Weed Advisory Committee

Nominations Sought for Noxious Weed Advisory Committee

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Four positions within the State Noxious Weed Advisory Committee will become vacant in December 2017.  Nominations are now being sought to fill these important positions. The primary responsibility of the committee is to discuss Colorado’s weed management challenges and craft solutions that best reflect public and private interests.  The committee then makes […]

Secretary Williams: "Our Economy Remains Fundamentally Strong"

Secretary Williams: “Our Economy Remains Fundamentally Strong”

    DENVER, Oct. 13, 2017 — New business filings in Colorado have grown more than 5 percent over the last year, according to the latest report analyzing Colorado Secretary of State data. The Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators Report also shows residential construction is poised for a strong finish this year, and positive but lower growth […]

CROP PRODUCTION – OCTOBER 2017

CROP PRODUCTION – OCTOBER 2017

  COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Based on October 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 184.15 million bushels, up 15 percent from last year’s 160.29 million bushels, according to the October 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The 1.27 million acres expected to […]

New Colorado Corn Administrative Committee Board Members Appointed

New Colorado Corn Administrative Committee Board Members Appointed

Colorado Agriculture Commissioner Don Brown recently approved the nominations of several farmers and appointed them to serve on the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) board of directors. The nominations came from their fellow farmers during Colorado Corn’s District meetings this summer. The three-year terms of these recent appointees began on Oct. 1, and will run […]

PEP Receives OEDIT Grant and Local Funding

PEP Receives OEDIT Grant and Local Funding

  Some new business ventures have shown a local interest in the county. Eric Depperschmidt, Prowers Economic Prosperity Executive Director, briefed PEP board members as well as the Wiley Town Council during the October monthly meeting which was held in the Wiley Town Complex. Depperschmidt highlighted three meetings held this past September with prospective business […]

2017 LCC Frontier History Encampment

2017 LCC Frontier History Encampment

    Annie Oakley or Little Sure Shot, as she was named by Chief Sitting Bull, was a new feature for the Frontier History Encampment at Lamar Community College this past Friday and Saturday. The event, which is held every two years, has grown in scope and attendance with each display, featuring thirteen points of […]

LCC Cowboy Reunion Offers Memories and Friendships

LCC Cowboy Reunion Offers Memories and Friendships

For the past several years, Lamar Community College has combined the annual Antelope Stampede Rodeo at the Prowers County Fairgrounds with a reunion of alumni from the school; members of the rodeo team Livestock Judging and students from horse training and management. Almost 80 former classmates and guests spent the weekend in Lamar and other […]

Small Grains - September 2017

Small Grains – September 2017

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS All wheat production in Colorado, estimated at 87.60 million bushels, is down 17 percent from 2016, according to the September 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. All wheat yield was 43.2 bushels per acre, down 5.0 bushels per acre from a year […]

Grain Stock Report - September 1, 2017

Grain Stock Report – September 1, 2017

ARIZONA Off-farm corn stocks in Arizona on September 1, 2017 were 1.28 million bushels, up 7 percent from September 1, 2016, according to the September 1 Agricultural Survey and September Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Off-farm barley stocks totaled 159,000 bushels. Off-farm all […]

Marijuana Forum Set for Lincoln School October 5th

Marijuana Forum Set for Lincoln School October 5th

  The Lamar Elks Lodge #1319 is hosting a public forum to discuss the pros and cons of marijuana use and to bring understanding on the health and societal effects of marijuana usage. The one hour forum will be held at the Lincoln School HOPE Center at 200 North 10th Street in Lamar on Thursday, […]

LCC Hosting Second Annual Ag/Equine Reunion

LCC Hosting Second Annual Ag/Equine Reunion

  (Lamar, Colorado; September 18, 2017) Lamar Community College is busy making final preparations to host its second reunion for former Agriculture and Horse Training & Management students and those who participated in Rodeo, Livestock Judging, and/or Saddle & Sirloin Club while attending Lamar Community College (Lamar Junior College), regardless of graduation status.  Otherwise known […]

Cattle on Feed Report for Colorado -/- U.S.

Cattle on Feed Report for Colorado -/- U.S.

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 860,000 head as of September 1, 2017. The latest inventory was 2 percent below last month but 8 percent above the September 1, 2016 […]

Colorado Corn Farmers Expecting Large Grain Crop

Colorado Corn Farmers Expecting Large Grain Crop

  USDA Forecast: Colorado corn farmers expected to haul in largest grain crop in six years Colorado’s corn-for-grain production in 2017 is expected to come in at 176.9 million bushels, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) forecast released this month. That total would stand as about a 10 percent increase compared to 2016, […]

Colorado Livestock Producers observe National Farm Safety and Health Week

Colorado Livestock Producers observe National Farm Safety and Health Week

Greeley, CO – Since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that on average 240 agriculture workers suffer a “serious lost-work-time injury” each day. The rate of fatalities in the agriculture, forestry, and fishing sector continues to decline, but still remains […]