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CROP PRODUCTION – AUGUST 2022

CROP PRODUCTION – AUGUST 2022

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS: Based on August 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 142.78 million bushels, according to the August 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is down 4 percent from last year’s 148.35 million bushels. The 1.21 million acres […]

Council Gains More Background on Tiny Home Specs

Council Gains More Background on Tiny Home Specs

  Mark Westoff, co- founder of Sangre de Cristo Tiny Homes, met with the Lamar City Council for a work session Monday, August 8th, to discuss regulations concerning establishing tiny homes ordinances in the city.  The council has discussed some ramifications of having the small-sized homes, approximately 400 square feet, within the city limits during […]

City Sales Tax Report Posts Another Monthly Gain

City Sales Tax Report Posts Another Monthly Gain

    The June, 2022 Lamar Tax Revenue collection report shows a 10.10% increase over the same time last year, with a gain of $38,241, putting total collections for the month at $416,781 compared to $378,540 in 2021.  Use Tax collections were down 14.36% for a decrease of $5,846.  Total Sales and Use Tax collections […]

Golden Plains Insurance Celebrates Their 10 Year Anniversary

Golden Plains Insurance Celebrates Their 10 Year Anniversary

  This August marks the 10 year anniversary of Golden Plains Insurance. Golden Plains Insurance provides coverage for a variety of different areas of your life, from personal, home, business, and agricultural insurance policies. Over the past 10 years, Golden Plains Insurance has been successful at evolving and changing to stay ahead of other staffing […]

FARM PRODUCTION EXPENDITURES-2021  UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

FARM PRODUCTION EXPENDITURES-2021  UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Farm production expenditures in the United States are estimated at $392.9 billion for 2021, up from $366.2 billion in 2020.  The 2021 total farm production expenditures are up 7.3 percent compared with 2020 total farm production expenditures.  For the 17-line items, fifteen showed an increase from previous year, while two showed a decrease. The four largest […]

CATTLE ON FEED

CATTLE ON FEED

  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 1,060,000 head as of July 1, 2022. The latest inventory was 3 percent below the previous month’s inventory, but unchanged from the July 1, 2021 inventory. The […]

PEP Explores Video Promotion Grant

PEP Explores Video Promotion Grant

    Prowers Economic Prosperity board members heard a presentation on available grants and programs from Greg Thomason, a senior program manager for OEDIT, State Office of Economic Development and International Trade.  Thomason serves 20 counties in southeast Colorado as a Rural Opportunity Representative.  Thomason outlined several grant programs, one of interest to PEP from […]

City of Lamar May 2022 Sales and Use Tax Revenue Report

City of Lamar May 2022 Sales and Use Tax Revenue Report

    There was a slight fall-off and a slow gain indicated in the May, 2022 City of Lamar sales tax revenue report issued this past Monday, July 11th. City sale tax was down 2.63% for a loss of $9,471 in revenue compared to the same month last year.  Collections for 2021 was $360,259 and […]

Lamar City Council Extends Arby’s Sales Agreement

Lamar City Council Extends Arby’s Sales Agreement

    An Arby’s fast-food restaurant is still a ‘go’ for Lamar.  The city council authorized Mayor Kirk Crespin to sign an amendment to the purchase and sales agreement for the former WHO property at 1002 North Main Street.  The amendment with RB Colorado LLC, extends the review period to August 12 and includes a […]

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, July 10, 2022

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, July 10, 2022

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Winter wheat harvest advanced in more counties across the State last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Statewide, the winter wheat crop was rated 16 percent good to excellent, compared to 54 percent good to excellent last year and 50 percent on average. Fifty-three […]

Anderson Takes the Reins as Colorado Cattlemen’s Association’s Next President

Anderson Takes the Reins as Colorado Cattlemen’s Association’s Next President

  ARVADA, Colo. – Philip Anderson, rancher from Walden, Colo., stepped into his role as the 117th president of Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) at CCA’s 2022 Annual Convention hosted June 13-15th in Colorado Springs, Colo. Anderson has served on CCA’s Board of Directors for over 10 years and has been actively involved in local, state, […]

Colorado Acreage and Grail Report – JUNE 2022

Colorado Acreage and Grail Report – JUNE 2022

  COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Colorado principal crop planted acreage, which includes acres planted to all major crops and those expected to be cut for all hay, is down 5 percent from 2021 to 5.95 million acres, according to the June 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, […]

2022 AARP Community Challenge Grantee Announcement

2022 AARP Community Challenge Grantee Announcement

  We are so excited to share that we are one of 260 grantees chosen for a 2022 AARP Community Challenge grant from @AARPLivable http://www.facebook.com/aarp.colorado and AARP Colorado! Our garden and vibrant public space project in Bristol, Colorado was chosen to receive funding among 3,200 applicants nationwide! Through this grant we will be installing an […]

Lamar Utility Board Covers Finances on June Agenda

Lamar Utility Board Covers Finances on June Agenda

  The Lamar Utilities Board approved $37,608.28 in purchase orders this past Tuesday, June 28th, from a total of $48,432.54.  The board paid bills for May amounting to $895,434.58 of which $803,263 was for the monthly power purchase from Arkansas River Power Authority. Light Plant Superintendent Houssin Hourieh told the board six bids were submitted […]

Now Accepting Host Community Proposals for Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days - June 2023

Now Accepting Host Community Proposals for Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days – June 2023

  Serving Baca, Bent, Crowley, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, and Prowers counties.   The Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) conference is scheduled to return to the Southeast region in September of 2023. This unique conference provides a forum for quality professional development opportunities close to home as well as networking with other community leaders in […]