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Colorado Ag Department Response to Stay-at-Home from Commissioner Greenberg

Colorado Ag Department Response to Stay-at-Home from Commissioner Greenberg

Dear Customers & Colleagues, On March 25, 2020, Governor Polis issued a statewide Stay-At-Home Order and CDPHE issued the amended Public Health Order (PHO) 20-24 to implement the Governor’s EO. The order began today, March 26, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. It requires all Colorado residents to stay at home whenever possible, except those who work in […]

Cattlemen Annual Meeting via Zoom/Virtual Connection

Cattlemen Annual Meeting via Zoom/Virtual Connection

Cattlemen to hold virtual meeting Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association will hold its 151st annual meeting on Saturday, April 4. Due to the coronavirus concerns, the annual meeting, educational panel and industry updates will be on Zoom, said Pres. Amber Freouf of Bristol. The virtual meeting or webinar-style session will begin at 10 a.m. […]

USDA Designates These Colorado Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

USDA Designates These Colorado Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 21 Colorado counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency emergency loans.  The Colorado counties with the primary natural disaster designation include Alamosa, Archuleta, Baca, Conejos, Costilla, Delta, Dolores, […]

CATTLE ON FEED-March 2020

CATTLE ON FEED-March 2020

  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, 2020. The latest inventory was 4 percent below last month’s inventory of 1,100,000 head, but no change from the March 1, […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – FEBRUARY 2020 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – FEBRUARY 2020 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.45 billion pounds in February, up 7 percent from the 4.17 billion pounds produced in February 2019. Beef production, at 2.13 billion pounds, was 7 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.58 million head, up 5 percent from February 2019. The average live weight […]

Message from Colorado Department of Agriculture-RE:  Coronoavirus

Message from Colorado Department of Agriculture-RE: Coronoavirus

Dear Customers and Colleagues, At the Colorado Department of Agriculture, we are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our employees and customers as we do our part to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to provide excellent customer service. This week, many of our office staff will begin working remotely. We […]

Applications Now Accepted for Colorado Hemp Seed Certification

Applications Now Accepted for Colorado Hemp Seed Certification

    March 11, 2020 Broomfield, Colo. – The Colorado Hemp Seed Certification Program, a collaborative program between the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), CSU Seed Programs, the Colorado Seed Growers Association (CSGA), is accepting applications for new certified seed varieties through April 3, 2020. Hemp seed certification in Colorado is a multistep process in […]

Planning Commission Approves Subdivision Requests, Discusses Enhancement Grant Provisions

Planning Commission Approves Subdivision Requests, Discusses Enhancement Grant Provisions

  The Prowers Planning Commission approved two subdivision requests at their March 11 meeting at the County Annex. The request from VCRAF Agis Bent 50, LLC to subdivide 13.7 acres, which contains a homestead, from the existing acreage was approved. This was a first subdivision for A-1 Irrigated Land. Ron Peterson told the board the […]

Finalists Selected for Colorado Leopold Conservation Award Including May Ranch in Lamar

Finalists Selected for Colorado Leopold Conservation Award Including May Ranch in Lamar

  ARVADA, Colo. – Three finalists have been selected for the prestigious 2020 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award®. Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the award recognizes ranchers, farmers, and foresters who inspire others with their dedication to land, water, and wildlife habitat management on private, working lands. In Colorado the $10,000 award is […]

Severe Weather Climatology for Southeast and South-Central Colorado

Severe Weather Climatology for Southeast and South-Central Colorado

  The National Weather Service Pueblo Severe Weather climatology page shows numerous severe convective weather statistics in graphical format for the National Weather Service (NWS), Pueblo (PUB) County Warning Area (CWA). The NWS Pueblo CWA consists of southeast and south-central Colorado. Data for the charts and figures were created from information from STORM DATA (published […]

USDA Update for Farms and Land in Farms

USDA Update for Farms and Land in Farms

  ARIZONA The number of farms and ranches in Arizona in 2019 totaled 19,000, down 200 operations from the 2018 estimate. Total land in farms in Arizona, at 26.2 million acres, was unchanged from the 2018 estimate. The average size of farm was 1,379 acres, compared to 1,365 acres the previous year. COLORADO The number […]

USDA Cattle on Feed Report

USDA 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 1,100,000 head as of February 1, 2020. The latest inventory was up 1 percent from January 1, 2020 and up 6 percent from February 1, 2019. Cattle feeders […]

State Ag Commissioner Guest Speaker at Conservation District Annual

State Ag Commissioner Guest Speaker at Conservation District Annual

    Colorado State Agriculture Commissioner, Kate Greenburg, was guest speaker this past Tuesday, February 18th for the Prowers Conservation District’s annual meeting at the Home Ec Building at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. Greenburg, who is beginning her second year in office, first visited the area this past summer during a meet and greet held […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JANUARY 2020 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JANUARY 2020 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.96 billion pounds in January, up 5 percent from the 4.70 billion pounds produced in January 2019. Beef production, at 2.39 billion pounds, was 3 percent above the previous year.  Cattle slaughter totaled 2.90 million head, up 2 percent from January 2019.  The average live weight […]

Drought Returning to Southern Colorado Areas

Drought Returning to Southern Colorado Areas

      Moderate to Severe Drought Conditions Return to Portions of South Central and Southeast Colorado…   SYNOPSIS…  A wet and cool Spring of 2019, combined with the previous wet Winter of 2018 and 2019 allowed for the US Drought Monitor to declare all of Colorado drought free on May 21st of 2019, a […]