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2018 Irrigation and Water Management Data Now Available

2018 Irrigation and Water Management Data Now Available

  WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2019 – There were 231,474 farms with 55.9 million irrigated acres, which included 83.4 million acre-feet of water applied in the United States, according to the 2018 Irrigation and Water Management Survey results, published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). In 2013, the irrigation survey […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report - WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 10, 2019

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report – WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 10, 2019

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Mostly dry weather last week aided harvest of fall crops, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, a reporter noted higher humidity and precipitation delayed fieldwork slightly for producers, but was expected to improve winter wheat emergence in bare areas if temperatures […]

CROP PRODUCTION – NOVEMBER 2019

CROP PRODUCTION – NOVEMBER 2019

  COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS   Based on November 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 176.40 million bushels, up 13 percent from last year’s 156.00 million bushels, according to the November 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The 1.26 million acres expected […]

Crop Progress-/-Condition Report Week Ending Nov 3, 2019

Crop Progress-/-Condition Report Week Ending Nov 3, 2019

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:  Widespread snow and extreme cold last week halted fieldwork, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Harvest of row crops continued where conditions allowed.  In northeastern and east central counties, harvest progress was slow but neared completion in some localities. Snow accumulation from early week storms […]

Colorado Department of Agriculture Receives New USDA Hemp Rule

Colorado Department of Agriculture Receives New USDA Hemp Rule

  October 30, 2019 Broomfield, Colo. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced its interim final rule related to the establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program. The rule establishes a new section specifying the rules and regulations to produce hemp. The action is mandated by the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report Ending October 27, 2019

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report Ending October 27, 2019

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:  Cold and windy weather was seen throughout the State last week as producers continued harvest of row crops, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Precipitation and snowfall was seen in the Eastern plains and higher elevation counties.  In northeastern counties, dry weather was reported, however […]

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 990,000 head as of October 1, 2019. The latest inventory was 6 percent above last month, and 1 percent above the October 1, 2018 inventory. Cattle feeders with […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – SEPTEMBER 2019

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – SEPTEMBER 2019

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.44 billion pounds in September, up 6 percent from the 4.19 billion pounds produced in September 2018. Beef production, at 2.19 billion pounds, was 1 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.68 million head, up 2 percent from September 2018. The […]

Colorado Employment Situation - September 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – September 2019

  Nonfarm payroll jobs in Colorado decreased by 1,900 from August to September to 2,789,100 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Government decreased by 1,200 payroll jobs and the private sector declined by 700. This is the first over the month decline since September 2018. August estimates were revised down to 2,791,000, and […]

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Welcomes New Interpretation Ranger

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Welcomes New Interpretation Ranger

      Jess Mason is the newest member of the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site staff. She grew up in the mountains of Eastern Oregon. Growing up with two wildlife biologist parents, she has always had an interest in the outdoors, and a stewardship to public lands. She spent her childhood summers traveling […]

Dr. Maggie Baldwin Named Colorado Assistant State Veterinarian

Dr. Maggie Baldwin Named Colorado Assistant State Veterinarian

        Broomfield, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Maggie Baldwin as Assistant State Veterinarian for the state of Colorado. In the role, Dr. Baldwin will focus on emergency management and disease response activities, overall management of division activities, and supporting Colorado State […]

Conservation Easement Work Group Set for Lamar

Conservation Easement Work Group Set for Lamar

  Colorado State Legislators and the interested public are invited to a Conservation Easement Work Group Thursday, October 24th at the Cultural Events Center in Lamar. The discussion will focus on House Bill 2019-1264. AGENDA: 08:45 –                   Coffee & Donuts 09:00 – 9:15        Welcome & Overview of Work Group status ….. Alan Gentz […]

Arosha Loku Umagiliyage Joins Lamar Community College Precision Agriculture Program

Arosha Loku Umagiliyage Joins Lamar Community College Precision Agriculture Program

  Lamar, Col. – Arosha Loku Umagiliyage, Agriculture Faculty, recently joined Lamar Community College (LCC) to develop and deliver a new Precision Agriculture Program. Umagiliyage is an agriculture technology researcher who worked on diverse areas of agriculture- food safety, bioprocess technology, and precision agriculture. Before joining LCC, he was a research assistant and a teaching […]

Governor Polis Announces New State Park

Governor Polis Announces New State Park

    DENVER – Governor Jared Polis recently announced that Colorado will work to establish additional Colorado State Parks. The first State Park under consideration includes the iconic 9,633-foot Fishers Peak, which is the highest peak in the United States east of Interstate 25. A diverse partnership, including the City of Trinidad, The Trust for […]

September 2019 Drought Update from CWCB

September 2019 Drought Update from CWCB

      August and September to date have both been warm, although the water year as a whole is the coldest since 2010. Above normal temperatures are predicted to continue in October. Recent months have also been dry although for the water year as a whole, precipitation ranges from average to above average statewide. […]