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Improvement in Drought Conditions across South Central and Southeast Colorado

Improvement in Drought Conditions across South Central and Southeast Colorado

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – Pueblo – Mar 21, 2019 SYNOPSIS Abundant and much needed precipitation across Colorado`s High Country over the past few months has allowed the US Drought Monitor to indicate marked improvement in the drought that has plagued much of Colorado over the past year. Abundant precipitation through the first half of March, […]

COLORADO WINTER WHEAT VARIETIES 2019 CROP

COLORADO WINTER WHEAT VARIETIES 2019 CROP

  This report  provides  the  results  of  the  Winter  Wheat  Seedings  by  Variety  Survey,  2019  Crop,  conducted  by  the  National Agricultural  Statistics  Service,  Mountain  Regional  Field  Office.  The  survey  was  funded  by  the  Colorado  Wheat Administrative Committee. Colorado wheat producers seeded an estimated 2.25 million acres to winter wheat in the fall of 2018 for […]

Colorado River Basin States Move Forward with Contingency Plan to Address Looming Crisis

Colorado River Basin States Move Forward with Contingency Plan to Address Looming Crisis

  DENVER – The seven Colorado River Basin States of Colorado, Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming signed a letter to Congress today requesting legislation to implement a negotiated contingency plan that responds to the historic dry conditions and the effects of climate change on the Colorado River. “Water is the lifeblood of […]

Livestock Slaughter - US Highlights - February 2019

Livestock Slaughter – US Highlights – February 2019

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.17 billion pounds in February, up 3 percent from the 4.06 billion pounds produced in February 2018. Beef production, at 1.99 billion pounds, was slightly above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.45 million head, up 2 percent from February 2018. The average live weight was […]

CATTLE ON FEED- March 22, 2019

CATTLE ON FEED- March 22, 2019

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 1,050,000 head as of March 1, 2019. The latest inventory was 1 percent above last month’s revised inventory of 1,040,000 head and up 11 percent from the March […]

Colorado's Employment Situation - February 2019

Colorado’s Employment Situation – February 2019

    Employers in Colorado added 700 nonfarm payroll jobs from January to February for a total of 2,749,600 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 1,200 and government decreased 500. January estimates were revised down to 2,748,900, and the over the month change from December to January was […]

Join CCA at Colorado's Agriculture Day at the Capitol

Join CCA at Colorado’s Agriculture Day at the Capitol

Each March, Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) joins its counterparts and friends in the industry to celebrate National Agriculture Week. Ranchers and farmers across the nation play a vital role in the production of wholesome, safe food  and in the stewardship of our environment. In conjunction with the week-long celebration, Colorado also hosts Ag Day at […]

Colorado Employment Situation - January 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – January 2019

    Employers in Colorado added 2,400 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2,749,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 1,200 and government increased 1,200. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point from December to […]

Cattle on Feed Report

Cattle on Feed Report

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 1,030,000 head as of February 1, 2019. The latest inventory was up 2 percent from January 1, 2019 and up 7 percent from February 1, 2018. Cattle feeders […]

CPW News: Colorado and Kansas Sign Historic Agreement

CPW News: Colorado and Kansas Sign Historic Agreement

Create Permanent Water Supply at CPW’s John Martin Reservoir State Park   HASTY, Colo. – A 40-year deadlock between Colorado and Kansas has been resolved with the signing of a historic agreement that will provide a new source of water for a permanent fish and wildlife conservation pool in John Martin Reservoir. The long-sought compromise between […]

Commissioners Appoint Board Members

Commissioners Appoint Board Members

    The Prowers County Commissioners made appointments to two boards during their regularly scheduled meeting, Tuesday, February 26th, reappointing Clifford Boxley to the County Planning commission for a term that will end February 2020.  There were only three submissions for four seats on the County Fair Board and Lane Malone, Wynter Dorenkamp and Gerry […]

LCC Hosts SE Colorado Regional Science Fair

LCC Hosts SE Colorado Regional Science Fair

    Close to 90 elementary, junior high and high school students took part in the annual Southeast Regional Science Fair, at the Lamar Community College Wellness Center, Wednesday, February 27. Students stood by their science displays on the gym floor, explaining to regional judges, the content of their science project and what was their […]

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION - MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2019

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION – MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2019

      AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Snowfall across Colorado during February boosted snowpack and brought relief to drought-stressed areas, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. However, nearly all counties were still experiencing abnormally dry conditions or worse at month’s end.   Reporters in northeastern counties noted winter kill […]

CWCB Drought Update, February 2019

CWCB Drought Update, February 2019

  In response to persistent and prolonged drought conditions throughout the southern half of the state and along the western border, the May 2, 2018 drought mitigation and response plan was activated for additional counties in northwest Colorado which were added in September. Calendar year 2019 has brought with it beneficial moisture that has nearly […]

Todd Inglee Named Executive Director of Colorado Beef Council

Todd Inglee Named Executive Director of Colorado Beef Council

  CBC Board Selects Colorado Native to Oversee Organization’s Demand-Building Efforts   Englewood, CO (February 19, 2019) – Colorado native Todd Inglee has been named executive director of the Colorado Beef Council, the organization’s Board of Directors announced today. Inglee served as CBC interim executive director for the past eight months and comes to the […]