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USDA Gathers Info to Determine Financial Well-being of Agriculture

USDA Gathers Info to Determine Financial Well-being of Agriculture

  LAKEWOOD, COLORADO – January 12, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will spend several months gathering information about farm economics and production practices from farmers and ranchers across the Mountain Region states of Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The agency is conducting the third and […]

Field Notes of a Colorado Sportsperson

Field Notes of a Colorado Sportsperson

  Trees burned in the Hayman Fire of 2002 stand in stark, black contrast to the surrounding landscape in Teller County. Photo courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife DENVER – The 2020 wildfires in Colorado were historic. Before last summer, the Hayman Fire was, for 18 years, the largest wildfire in Colorado’s recorded history at […]

GRAIN STOCKS – DECEMBER 1, 2020

GRAIN STOCKS – DECEMBER 1, 2020

  COLORADO All corn stocks in Colorado on December 1, 2020 were 94.06 million bushels, down 3 percent from December 1, 2019, according to the December 1st 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 […]

ANNUAL CROP SUMMARY – 2020 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

ANNUAL CROP SUMMARY – 2020 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

ANNUAL CROP SUMMARY – 2020 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS The 2020 corn for grain crop is estimated at 123.00 million bushels, 23 percent below last year’s production of 159.90 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 116.0 […]

City Upgrading Council Chambers and North Gateway Park

City Upgrading Council Chambers and North Gateway Park

    The Lamar City Council held its first meeting of 2021 this past Monday, January 11th. City Treasurer, Kristin McCrea noted her findings for the city’s Water/Wastewater fund from 2016 to 2020 which indicated the operating expenditures for four of the past five years have been overspent. Her written report suggested the need to […]

Conservation Reserve Program General Signup  Ends February 12

Conservation Reserve Program General Signup Ends February 12

         WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2021 – Agricultural producers and private landowners interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can sign up for the popular program beginning today, Jan. 4, 2021, until Feb. 12, 2021. The competitive program, administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), provides annual rental payments for land devoted to […]

2020 Climate Year in Review across Southern Colorado- Pueblo NWS

2020 Climate Year in Review across Southern Colorado- Pueblo NWS

January of 2020 was a generally warm and dry month across the region, save for a few passing weather systems within a mainly west to northwest flow pattern, bringing spotty precipitation to the higher terrain along the Continental Divide. February started out where January left off, warm and dry across south central and southeast Colorado, […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, December 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, December 2020

 AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Moderately dry weather across the state during the month of December was interspersed with a few productive snowstorms, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Overall, the entire state remained in moderate to exceptional drought, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report. In eastern […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-NWS-December 25, 2020

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-NWS-December 25, 2020

    Moderate to Exceptional Drought Persists Across South Central and Southeast Colorado SYNOPSIS… November of 2020 was a very warm and generally dry month across south central and southeast Colorado, as well as the state as a whole, with the Colorado Climate Center indicating November of 2020 as the 7th warmest and 42nd driest […]

Cattle on Feed Report for Colorado and U.S.

Cattle on Feed Report for Colorado and U.S.

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 1,130,000 head as of December 1, 2020. The latest inventory was 1 percent above last month’s inventory and 3 percent above the December 1, 2019 inventory. Cattle feeders […]

CDLE: Unemployment Claims and Featured Job Openings Ending December 12

CDLE: Unemployment Claims and Featured Job Openings Ending December 12

    (DENVER) –Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that 19,854 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending December 12th. There were also 20,621 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims filed for the same week. Since mid-March, a total of 682,362 regular initial unemployment claims have been filed and a […]

CPW Seeks Public’s Help Finding Elk Poacher at John Martin Reservoir SWA

CPW Seeks Public’s Help Finding Elk Poacher at John Martin Reservoir SWA

  HASTY, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking the public for help identifying the person who killed two cow elk at the John Martin Reservoir State Wildlife Area and left them to waste.  CPW officers responded to a call on Dec. 13 about two cow elk that had been shot and left in […]

CSA Marks 50th Year with Awards, Reports and Elections

CSA Marks 50th Year with Awards, Reports and Elections

  Colorado Simmental Association (CSA) held its 50th annual meeting in a virtually format. Award winners were recognized, and business completed in the milestone celebration, held on Zoom. Dr. Wade Shafer, American Simmental Association’s executive vice-president, and Terry Fankhauser, Colorado Cattlemen’s executive vice-president, both gave updates and fielded questions from members. The CSA membership re-elected Ron […]

Outreach for CSP/EQIP 2021

Outreach for CSP/EQIP 2021

  The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Colorado is currently accepting applications for enrollment into the 2021 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). EQIP provides cost-share for the installation of: irrigation practices (e.g., sprinklers, ponds, underground pipelines), stock water tanks, lines, and wells, cross fences, and much more. The NRCS is also accepting applications into […]

NWS-Pueblo 2020 Fall Weather Review & Precipitation Summary

NWS-Pueblo 2020 Fall Weather Review & Precipitation Summary

  The start of Meteorological Fall 2020 (September, October and November) was extremely warm, with Alamosa, Colorado Springs and Pueblo all setting new September and Fall record high temperatures, with a possible new Colorado September record high temperature of 108 degrees set in La Junta on September 6th. This record warmth was followed by record […]