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Colo. Corn Growers Association Welcomes Next Generation Fuels Act

Colo. Corn Growers Association Welcomes Next Generation Fuels Act

  [Greeley, CO — September 24, 2020] The Colorado Corn Growers Association today said legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives will boost long term corn demand for clean, affordable ethanol. The Next Generation Fuels Act recognizes the high octane, low carbon benefits of corn ethanol.  “The introduction of the Next Generation Fuels Act […]

Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report – September 1, 2020

Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report – September 1, 2020

    COLORADO Colorado inventory of all hogs and pigs on September 1, 2020 was 650,000 head, down 11 percent from June 1, 2020 and down 18 percent from last year. Breeding inventory, at 165,000 head, was up 10,000 head from the previous quarter and up 5,000 head from last year. Market hog inventory, at […]

Livestock Slaughter – August 2020

Livestock Slaughter – August 2020

  UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS  Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.69 billion pounds in August, up 1 percent from the 4.65 billion pounds produced in August 2019.  Beef production, at 2.33 billion pounds, was 2 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.80 million head, down 4 percent from August 2019. […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report; Week Ending September 20, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report; Week Ending September 20, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Warm and dry weather persisted last week, allowing good harvest progress of spring crops and hay, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.   In northeastern counties, corn silage harvest picked up quickly due to dry weather and producers were preparing for grain harvest. County […]

NWS-Moderate to Exceptional Drought Status for Southern Colorado

NWS-Moderate to Exceptional Drought Status for Southern Colorado

  SYNOPSIS: August was mainly hot and dry across Colorado, with the state as whole experiencing its warmest and fifth driest August on record (126 years). With that said, drought deepened across the state with over 98 percent of Colorado experiencing drought conditions by the end of the month. However, an unseasonably strong and cold […]

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2020 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2020 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

  Based on September 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 152.10 million bushels, according to the September 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is unchanged from the August 1 forecast and down 5 percent from the 159.90 million […]

Ag Department Appoints Six New Hemp Advisory Committee Members

Ag Department Appoints Six New Hemp Advisory Committee Members

      Broomfield, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the appointment of six new members to the statewide Hemp Advisory Committee under the approval of the Colorado Agricultural Commission. The 10-member committee, established in 2013, advises and assists the Commissioner of Agriculture on matters regarding the regulation of industrial […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition for Week Ending September 13, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition for Week Ending September 13, 2020

      AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Widespread moisture received last week provided temporary relief to drought conditions but delayed fieldwork and harvest in areas, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.  Northeastern counties experienced mixed weather including rain, hail, snow, and freezing temperatures. County reports noted no damage yet […]

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2020

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2020

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Based on September 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 152.10 million bushels, according to the September 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is unchanged from the August 1 forecast and down 5 percent from the 159.90 […]

State Ag Department Seeks Public Feedback on 2020 Drought Experiences

State Ag Department Seeks Public Feedback on 2020 Drought Experiences

  September 10, 2020 (DENVER) – Following an exceptionally dry spring and summer, drought conditions now cover 99% of the state of Colorado, exacerbated by record-breaking temperatures and an existing moisture deficit continuing from last fall.  On June 22, Governor Polis activated the Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan under the chairmanship of directors from […]

Farm Bureau Requests Urgent Changes to CRP Emergency Grazing Rules

Farm Bureau Requests Urgent Changes to CRP Emergency Grazing Rules

  Centennial, CO — The Colorado Farm Bureau last Friday sent a letter to USDA FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce asking for swift changes to improve the flexibility of the CRP Emergency Haying and Grazing program. New rules require a 30 day rest period prior to the state’s first frost date of October 15th. Producers currently […]

2020 Colorado State Fair Closes a Successful, Unprecedented Season

2020 Colorado State Fair Closes a Successful, Unprecedented Season

  Pueblo, Colo. – The Colorado State Fair has concluded a successfully reimagined 2020 season, thanks to the dedication and cooperation of thousands of on-site and virtual participants, volunteers, staff, local and state public health agencies, sponsors and community supporters. Colorado’s State Fair was one of only 15 State Fairs nationwide that took place in […]

Colorado Crop and Progress Report, Week Ending September 6, 2020

Colorado Crop and Progress Report, Week Ending September 6, 2020

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Extremely hot and dry weather persisted last week, pushing crop maturity and harvest progress, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.   In northeastern counties, producers began corn silage harvest and harvest of millet. County reports continued to note failure of non-irrigated crops due […]

LCC Student Receives National Scholarship

LCC Student Receives National Scholarship

  Lamar, COLO.) – Lamar Community College (LCC) student Kristine May has been named a 2020 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar. “Great news for Kristine May, whose recognition was postponed from last spring, but will now be celebrated this fall,” said Dr. Linda Lujan, President, LCC. “We are excited to have […]

The Weather is CHANGING

The Weather is CHANGING

Hazardous Weather Outlook-National Weather Service Pueblo CO-1024 AM MDT Mon Sep 7 2020 Crowley County-La Junta Vicinity/Otero County-Eastern Las Animas County-Western Kiowa County-Eastern Kiowa County-Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County-Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County-Springfield Vicinity/Baca County- 1024 AM MDT Mon Sep 7 2020 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central…east central…south central and southeast Colorado. DAY ONE…Today […]