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Annual Crop Summary - 2019

Annual Crop Summary – 2019

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS The 2019 corn for grain crop is estimated at 159.90 million bushels, 3 percent above last year’s production of 154.70 million bushels, according to the December 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average yield of 123.0 bushels per acre is 7.0 […]

GRAIN STOCKS – DECEMBER 1, 2019

GRAIN STOCKS – DECEMBER 1, 2019

    COLORADO All corn stocks in Colorado on December 1, 2019 were 96.55 million bushels, down 13 percent from December 1, 2018, according to the December 1 Agricultural Survey and December Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. All corn stocks stored on farms […]

Colorado Farm Show Announces 2020 Scholarships (Featuring S.E. CO Students)

Colorado Farm Show Announces 2020 Scholarships (Featuring S.E. CO Students)

    DECEMBER 6, 2019 – GREELEY, CO – The Colorado Farm Show will award twelve high school seniors and two college students a total of $29,000 to help with their higher education goals and expenses. The Colorado Farm Show Board would like to wish all recipients Good Luck in their future educational paths, including: […]

2019 Climate Year in Review across Southern Colorado

2019 Climate Year in Review across Southern Colorado

  January of 2019 started out cold and unsettled, as a passing weather system ushered in some of the coldest air of the season across the area on New Year’s Day. The rest of January can be characterized by periodic weather disturbances moving through persistent moderate west to northwest flow aloft across the Rockies. This […]

CPW issues reminder that shed-antler collection restrictions start Jan. 1

CPW issues reminder that shed-antler collection restrictions start Jan. 1

  DURANGO, Colo. – To protect wintering big-game animals and sage grouse species, collection of shed antlers on all public lands west of I-25 is prohibited from Jan. 1 through April 30. “The purpose of the closures is to reduce disturbance of wintering wildlife during the time of year they are most vulnerable,” said Scott […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report - December 2019

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report – December 2019

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:  Mostly dry weather across the state during the month of December coincided with a few seasonal snow storms, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.  Overall, soil moisture supplies declined from the previous report, as did the condition of winter wheat. Reporters in eastern counties noted […]

Second Annual Program Recognizes Who's Who in Agriculture

Second Annual Program Recognizes Who’s Who in Agriculture

  Nominations close on January 13, 2020 CENTENNIAL, CO— The Colorado Farm Bureau is seeking nominations for it’s second-annual Who’s Who in Agriculture recognition program. The program highlights excellent leaders within the agriculture industry, whose position, knowledge or expertise helps guide the sector in Colorado. “We had a very strong program in the first year […]

Colorado Department of Agriculture Announces 2019 Certified Hemp Seed Varieties

Colorado Department of Agriculture Announces 2019 Certified Hemp Seed Varieties

    Broomfield, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has approved four new industrial hemp seed varieties, bringing the total number of approved industrial hemp seed varieties in Colorado to 17. Following a year-long, statewide THC validation and observation trial period, the newly approved industrial hemp seeds are now eligible to be grown […]

CPW Celebrates 30 years of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act

CPW Celebrates 30 years of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act

  DENVER, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is celebrating 30 years of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act this month. NAWCA, signed in December 1989, provides financial support for waterfowl habitat that also supports a multitude of other wetland-related wildlife species. NAWCA provides matching grants to wetlands conservation projects in the United States, Canada, […]

Livestock Slaughter -November 2019, U.S. Highlights

Livestock Slaughter -November 2019, U.S. Highlights

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.74 billion pounds in November, up 1 percent from the 4.68 billion pounds produced in November 2018. Beef production, at 2.30 billion pounds, was 1 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.77 million head, down 1 percent from November 2018. The average live weight […]

County Commissioners Set 2020 Budget

County Commissioners Set 2020 Budget

    The Prowers County Commissioners passed a resolution setting the 2020 county budget at $31,811,431 this past Tuesday, December 10th following a public hearing. The mill levy was set at 27.17 mills upon each dollar of the total valuation for assessment of all taxable property in the county for 2020. That amount is $138,234,274 […]

Replacement Process for Colorado Green Turbines to Begin

Replacement Process for Colorado Green Turbines to Begin

    Colorado Green Holdings, LLC received permission from the Prowers County Planning and Zoning Commission for an amended Special Use Permit on Wednesday, December 11th. The permit will allow the company to reduce the number of turbines from 108 to 100 over the next several months and was granted following a public hearing. Avanagrid […]

USDA Conducting 2019 Census of Horticulture Specialties Survey

USDA Conducting 2019 Census of Horticulture Specialties Survey

  LAKEWOOD, Colo. – December 5, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct the 2019 Census of Horticulture Specialties this winter to provide a comprehensive picture of the U.S. horticulture industry. Survey codes will be mailed this month to almost 1,500 horticulture producers in the mountain regional […]

Low Water Prompts CPW to Order Emergency Fish Salvage at Two Buttes Reservoir

Low Water Prompts CPW to Order Emergency Fish Salvage at Two Buttes Reservoir

  SPRINGFIELD, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife today ordered an emergency public fish salvage at Two Buttes Reservoir north of Springfield due to declining water levels.   Two Buttes Reservoir is in imminent danger of a catastrophic fish kill due to extremely low lake levels. Hoping to avoid the loss of a large number […]

State’s Largest Agriculture Organization Elects New Leaders to Board of Directors

State’s Largest Agriculture Organization Elects New Leaders to Board of Directors

  DENVER—Nov. 25, 2019—Five individuals were elected to the Colorado Farm Bureau Board of Directors during the organization’s 100th Annual Meeting on Nov. 23 in Denver. Connie Hass of Trinidad, Colo. and Chad Musick of Longmont, Colo. were re-elected to serve another two-year term. New to the board are Zandon Bray of Redvale, Colo., Jason […]