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October 2021 Drought Information Update from Pueblo NWS

October 2021 Drought Information Update from Pueblo NWS

  Drought continues to develop across South Central and Southeast Colorado SYNOPSIS: A warm and generally dry September and October has allowed for drought conditions to continue to develop and deepen across south central and southeast Colorado. The latest US Drought Monitor (issued Thursday, October 21st, 2021) indicates extreme drought (D3) conditions across extreme south […]

Colorado Employment Situation – September 2021

Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell three-tenths of a percentage point in September to 5.6 percent. The national unemployment rate declined by four-tenths of a percentage point to 4.8 percent. Other highlights from the household survey: Colorado’s labor force decreased by 900 in September to 3,192,300. […]

CPW Seeks Feedback on Big Game Hunting License Distribution

CPW Seeks Feedback on Big Game Hunting License Distribution

  DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is considering changes to policies and regulations that could potentially impact how big game hunting licenses are distributed in the state. CPW is currently seeking public input from resident and nonresident big game hunters and stakeholders through an online comment form, followed by a survey and public meetings […]

Colorado Crop Progress-Condition Report, Week Ending October 17, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress-Condition Report, Week Ending October 17, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Harvest activities continued last week where conditions allowed and eastern districts received limited moisture, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report, more eastern localities were experiencing moderate to extreme drought conditions compared to the prior report. In northeastern […]

Colo. Corn Administrative Committee Elects New Leadership

Colo. Corn Administrative Committee Elects New Leadership

[Englewood, CO — October 15, 2021] The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee is pleased to announce that four directors have been elected to serve in leadership positions including President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The elections were held virtually on October 11. The elected members are as follows: President: Jeremy Fix, Wray, CO Vice President: Rod Hahn, Yuma, CO Secretary: Josh Hasart, […]

Farm-To-Market Grants to Help Create Greater Resilience in Colorado’s Food Supply Chain

Farm-To-Market Grants to Help Create Greater Resilience in Colorado’s Food Supply Chain

  Broomfield, Colo. — To strengthen local food systems and create greater supply chain resilience, the Colorado Department of Agriculture will distribute grant funding to be used for agricultural processing projects. Up to $2 million will be awarded through a competitive Farm-to-Market Infrastructure Grant Program to help farmers, ranchers, food processors and manufacturers improve local […]

Colorado Crop Progress Report, Week Ending Oct 10, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress Report, Week Ending Oct 10, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Harvest activities made good progress where conditions allowed and precipitation remained confined to western counties, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, alfalfa hay harvest was complete and moisture was received last week. Feed supplies remained short. In northeastern and east central […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Service to the Public’s Trust

Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Service to the Public’s Trust

  If you are like many Coloradans, you are probably familiar with or utilize the great assets managed by Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW). These include 42 state parks, including the recently created Fishers Peak State Park, which is a magnificent gift and legacy to our state. Another 350 wide-ranging state wildlife areas provide unparalleled […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Urges Public to Avoid Harassing Wildlife When Using Drones

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Urges Public to Avoid Harassing Wildlife When Using Drones

  DENVER, Colo. – As drone use becomes increasingly popular, Colorado’s state parks and wildlife agency urges the public to help protect wildlife, even from the air. Although technology increases access in many positive ways, it can also pose a threat to wildlife by causing increased stress and even death for some animals. Wildlife biologists […]

NCGA Sees Benefits from Ethanol for Fuel Legislation

NCGA Sees Benefits from Ethanol for Fuel Legislation

  The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) recently welcomed the reintroduction of The Next Generation Fuels Act (H.R. 5089), legislation to transition gasoline and vehicles to low-carbon, higher octane fuel to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and meet future needs of more advanced vehicles by taking advantage of the benefits of higher ethanol blends. The […]

“Historic Investment”: Bennet Applauds $40 Billion Investment in America’s Forests in House Ag Committee Budget Bill

“Historic Investment”: Bennet Applauds $40 Billion Investment in America’s Forests in House Ag Committee Budget Bill

      House Agriculture Committee Proposal Also Includes Significant Funding to Support Clean Energy and Economic Development in Rural Communities Denver –– Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources, released the statement below following the release of […]

Thrifty Food Plan Re-evaluation Puts Nutrition in Reach for SNAP Participants

Thrifty Food Plan Re-evaluation Puts Nutrition in Reach for SNAP Participants

    More than 42 million of our neighbors rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to feed their families. USDA recently re-evaluated the Thrifty Food Plan (TFP), used to set SNAP benefits, which increased the purchasing power of the plan by 21% for the first time since it was introduced in 1975. As […]

State Vet Confirms Additional Equine West Nile Virus Cases in Multiple Counties

State Vet Confirms Additional Equine West Nile Virus Cases in Multiple Counties

  Broomfield, Colo. — Since the index case of the equine West Nile Virus (WNV) was identified in Colorado on July 30, 2021, horses from multiple Colorado counties have tested positive for WNV. Four additional horses in Weld County, three horses in Adams County, two horses in Boulder County and one horse each in Elbert, […]

Seeking Nominations for Outstanding Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher Award

Seeking Nominations for Outstanding Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher Award

  Are you a teacher or do you know of a teacher who educates students about food and agriculture? Or perhaps that teacher works with students in a school garden or has a creative approach for connecting students to their food, fiber, fuel, and natural resources. The Colorado Foundation for Agriculture is seeking nominations for […]

Cobblestone Hotel Groundbreaking Set for October 6th, Joe Giadone Honored

Cobblestone Hotel Groundbreaking Set for October 6th, Joe Giadone Honored

    The Lamar City Council approved a modification of the incentive package for BriMark Buildings Construction, LLC for the Cobblestone Hotel Development project during their September 27th meeting.  Their attorneys had requested a change from the City and Redevelopment Authority Board regarding the Substantial Completion Date clause, as long as the owner is in […]