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Colorado Crop Progress February 2024

Colorado Crop Progress February 2024

Cattle on Feed Report of 2/23/24

Cattle on Feed Report of 2/23/24

NEWS RELEASE  United States Department of Agriculture  NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE  COLORADO FIELD OFFICE  P.O. BOX 150969 · Lakewood, CO 80215-0969  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  February 23, 2024  CATTLE ON FEED  COLORADO   Contact: Rodger Ott (800) 392-3202  The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of […]

Recent Drought Monitor Report for Colorado

Recent Drought Monitor Report for Colorado

High Plains Half an inch to locally 2 inches of precipitation fell this week over the Colorado mountains into adjacent Wyoming, and over western Wyoming. A band of precipitation extended across South Dakota, with locally up to half an inch falling. Otherwise, the High Plains region received little to no precipitation. D0 was expanded in […]

Arkansas River Basin Water Forum March 6-7, 2024

Arkansas River Basin Water Forum March 6-7, 2024

March 6-7, 2024 Arkansas River Basin Water Forum The 29th Arkansas River Basin Water Forum will be held at Otero College in La Junta on March 6 and 7, 2024. The ARBWF is the basin’s premiere water event.  It will feature the state’s top water experts discussing critical issues facing all segments of water users […]

USDA Farms and Land in Farms Final Estimate

USDA Farms and Land in Farms Final Estimate

FARMS AND LAND IN FARMS FINAL ESTIMATES USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has published final estimates for Farms and Land in Farms, including revisions made by the Agricultural Statistics Board (ASB), for the years 2018 through 2022. Data included in these final publications provide a historic record and a benchmark for current estimates. Revisions were […]

USDA Releases 2022 Census of Agriculture

USDA Releases 2022 Census of Agriculture

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – February 13, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National  Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced the results of the 2022 Census of Agriculture, spanning  more than 6 million data points about America’s farms and ranches and the people who operate them down to the county level. The information collected directly from […]

Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association 2024 Conference

The 10th Annual Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association is Feb. 27-28 at the Westin Hotel in Westminster. We would love to have you join us! Registration rates go up Feb. 15. Please check out the CFVGA 10th Annual Conference website for schedule, speakers, pricing, and other details. Use the tab on this website to register. 2024 […]

Arkansas River Basin Water Forum to be held March 6-7, 2024

Arkansas River Basin Water Forum to be held March 6-7, 2024

  For immediate release: March 6-7, 2024 Arkansas River Basin Water Forum The 29th Arkansas River Basin Water Forum, the basin’s premiere water event, will be held March 6 – 7, 2024 at Otero College in La Junta.  This year’s Forum will feature the state’s top water experts discussing critical issues facing all segments of water […]

Colorado Cattlemen's Assoc. Remembers Terry Fankhauser

Colorado Cattlemen’s Assoc. Remembers Terry Fankhauser

  Member Communications  January 31, 2024 CCA Member Communications We are saddened to share that Terry Fankhauser, former Executive Vice President of Colorado Cattlemen’s Association from 2001 to 2022, passed away on January 29th. Terry will be greatly missed and we are thankful for the many memories the Association shared with him.   Terry Fankhauser […]

Colorado Cattlemen's Association 2024 Mid-Winter Conference

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association 2024 Mid-Winter Conference

For Immediate Release Contact: Tatum Swink 303-431-6422 | tatum@coloradocattle.org January 22, 2024 www.coloradocattle.org CCA members and stakeholders convened for another highly successful and  policy-oriented Mid-Winter Conference. LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) wrapped up its 2024 Mid-Winter Conference earlier this week at the Denver Marriott West in Golden, CO. This year’s event leveraged CCA’s active […]

Annual Snow Goose Festival set for February 2-4th in Lamar

Annual Snow Goose Festival set for February 2-4th in Lamar

    Pat Craig, noted for his work saving captive wildlife, is the Festival’s keynote speaker for Saturday, February 3rd at the Lamar High School, headquarters for a majority of seminars and events. Craig, from the Wild Animal Sanctuary, became involved in this activity at the age of 19 and was the first person who […]

Drought Information Statement for South Central and Southeast Colorado as of January 20, 2024

Drought Information Statement for South Central and Southeast Colorado as of January 20, 2024

Four Week Drought Monitor Class Change. Drought Worsened: Portions of Lake, Chaffee, Fremont, Custer, Pueblo and Costilla counties. No Change: Most of south central Colorado.  Drought Improved: The southeast Plains. Precipitation: After a dry start to the 2024 Water Year (Oct 2023-Sept 2024), precipitation across south central and southeast Colorado picked up in the month […]

CATTLE ON FEED

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 1.02 million head as of January 1, 2024. The latest inventory was down 1 percent from December 1, 2023 and down 2 percent from January 1, 2023. The […]

Pesticide Recertification Workshops Offered in Lamar

Pesticide Recertification Workshops Offered in Lamar

The Colorado Department of Agriculture has made a change for private pesticide application licensing. Private pesticide applicators who need to take licensing tests, or re-test due to license expiration, will now need to test at a proctored testing site. To that end, Colorado State University Extension is hosting Private Pesticide Recertification sessions at various locations […]

USDA High-Value Beef Processing Accouncement

USDA High-Value Beef Processing Accouncement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2024 Contact:  Bethany Howell, 720-822-1342, bethany.howell@state.co.us Commissioner Greenberg Issues Statement on USDA High-Value Beef Processing Announcement Event BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg attended a Roundtable hosted by the United States Department of Agriculture and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack at the CSU SPUR campus in Denver on January 19, […]