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Colorado State – Pueblo Welcomes Former Ag Secretary Vilsack to Campus April 25

Colorado State – Pueblo Welcomes Former Ag Secretary Vilsack to Campus April 25

  PUEBLO – Former United States Secretary of Agriculture and Governor of Iowa Tom Vilsack will spend the day at Colorado State University-Pueblo on Wednesday, April 25. Vilsack will present a classroom lecture on rural poverty and economic development at 8 a.m. in the General Classroom Building 111 followed by a public lecture, “The Rural […]

Planning Commission Approves Dairy Special Use Permit

Planning Commission Approves Dairy Special Use Permit

On a unanimous vote, following a public hearing, the Prowers County Planning Commission approved a request for a special use permit to construct and operate a commercial cattle dairy in the southeastern section of Holly. The district is zoned as A-2 and A-3.  Most of the facility, owned and operated by Syracuse Dairy, LLC-Holly Location, […]

PEP Seeks Support for Ag-Oriented Legislative Bill

PEP Seeks Support for Ag-Oriented Legislative Bill

    Aaron Leiker, President of PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity, detailed a state senate bill that if passed, could help steamline regulations for agriculture producers that are transporting their goods to this portion of the state. Leiker addressed the board members on the issue during the monthly PEP meeting which was held at the Rancher’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

City Council Continues Option for Business Development with Buxton

City Council Continues Option for Business Development with Buxton

The Lamar Redevelopment Authority approved an application for a DOLA REDI grant of $30,000 to finance the on-going efforts of Buxton group to provide marketing strategies for the City of Lamar’s retail development programs. City Administrator, John Sutherland, noted that the reports from Buxton have served as an information asset to Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community […]

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, […]

Wiley Residents to Decide Mill Increase

Wiley Residents to Decide Mill Increase

  Wiley voters will decide on a mill levy increase rate during their April 3rd municipal election and the vote will also determine the length of term for the four trustees on the ballot.  They are: Dale Stewart, Tom Proctor, Julie Esgar and Sandy Coen.  Because there are as many candidates as there are openings, […]

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 […]

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 […]