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SCEDD Housing Project for Southeast Colorado

SCEDD Housing Project for Southeast Colorado

    The housing shortage in southeast Colorado is critical and a center point for future economic development in this region.  Without adequate housing, prospective employers will pass on a community where there are no homes or apartments for employees. SCEDD, Southern Colorado Economic Development District and SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development Incorporated have joined […]

Livestock Slaughter USDA June, 2021

Livestock Slaughter USDA June, 2021

  LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JUNE 2021 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.67 billion pounds in June, down 3 percent from the 4.79 billion pounds produced in June 2020. Beef production, at 2.40 billion pounds, was 1 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.95 million head, up […]

USDAto Gather Monthly Yield Data to Measure Crop Production

USDAto Gather Monthly Yield Data to Measure Crop Production

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – July 23, 2021 – Starting in August and continuing through November, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct a monthly Agricultural Yield survey. The information captured in this survey will help NASS track changes in yields for row crops that can occur due to weather, pests, […]

Cattle on Feed-Colorado/US for July 23, 2021

Cattle on Feed-Colorado/US for July 23, 2021

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, 2021. The latest inventory was 2 percent below the previous month’s inventory, but 4 percent above the July 1, 2020 inventory. The […]

CATTLE INVENTORY JULY 1, 2021

CATTLE INVENTORY JULY 1, 2021

  UNITED STATES All cattle and calves in the United States on July 1, 2021 totaled 101 million head, 1 percent below the 102 million head on July 1, 2020.  All cows and heifers that have calved totaled 40.9 million head, 1 percent below the 41.4 million head on July 1, 2020. Beef cows, at 31.4 million […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

  (LAKEWOOD, Colo.) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice’s Office of Research and Statistics has published the latest “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado” report, which presents data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations, ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more. In 2013, the Colorado General Assembly passed SB 13-283 […]

Granada Moving Forward on Housing Project

Granada Moving Forward on Housing Project

    The Granada Trustees approved a Memorandum of Understanding which will allow a housing construction program for the community to move forward, one of several similar programs being undertaken in southeast Colorado.  The trustees met with Michael Yerman of SCEDD, Southern Colorado Economic Development District and Stephanie Gonzales, Executive Director of SECED, Southeast Colorado […]

Colorado Employment Situation June 2020

Colorado Employment Situation June 2020

  Household Survey Data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was flat in June at 6.2 percent. During the same period, the national unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.9 percent. Other highlights from the household survey: Colorado’s labor force decreased by 2,200 in June to 3,197,100. The share […]

Lamar Marijuana Ballot Questions Approved on First Reading

Lamar Marijuana Ballot Questions Approved on First Reading

  Voters in the City of Lamar will have two marijuana-related questions on their November 2, General Election ballot this year.  The Lamar City Council, during their July 12th meeting, presented the two ordinances creating the questions.  One deals with authorization to establish and operate medical and retail marijuana cultivation, manufacturing and testing facilities and […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Maintaining Growth

Lamar City Sales Tax Maintaining Growth

  A 12.16% increase in City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue was noted for May, 2021 for $39,055 over the same time last year.  2021 collections were $360,259.  Use Tax collections were up 5.15% for total Sales and Use Tax collections increased 9.29% for the same period for a gain of $32,221 and 2021 revenues […]

Cattle Producers Applaud President’s Pro-Competition Order

Cattle Producers Applaud President’s Pro-Competition Order

Billings, Mont. – R-CALF USA, the largest national cattle trade association that exclusively represents United States cattle producers, applauded the Executive Order (Order) signed today by President Joe Biden to aggressively restore market competition for the benefit of livestock producers, consumers, and small businesses. “We’ve urged Administration after Administration for the past 20 years to begin […]

Hemp Advisory Committee Application Deadline Extended to July 9

Hemp Advisory Committee Application Deadline Extended to July 9

  Broomfield, Colo. – Nominations for the Hemp Advisory Committee (HAC) have been extended until Friday, July 9 at 5 pm. The Colorado Department of Agriculture encourages those who are interested and match the position categories to submit their applications before the deadline. The HAC provides advice to the Commissioner by reviewing proposed rules and […]

New Ag Workers Protection Law Signed into Effect for Colorado

New Ag Workers Protection Law Signed into Effect for Colorado

  Colorado’s agricultural industry will soon have new rules aimed at protecting workers under a law that Gov. Jared Polis signed last Friday. SB21-087 will allow agriculture workers to join unions, get paid at least minimum wage, and be eligible for overtime pay. It also requires employers to provide their workers with certain health and […]

Bennet, Hickenlooper Announce $5.7 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for 57 Rural Health Clinics

Bennet, Hickenlooper Announce $5.7 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for 57 Rural Health Clinics

    Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper announced $5.7 million in funding for 57 Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in Colorado from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The funding for RHCs is a part of the Rural Health Clinic […]

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Favorable Court Decision in SECPA Lawsuit

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Favorable Court Decision in SECPA Lawsuit

    The Lamar Utility Board met in regular session Tuesday, June 29th to discuss the Public Utility Commission’s decision to affirm the recommended decision of Administration Law Judge, Conor Farley, in favor of LUB in its lawsuit against Southeast Colorado Power Association. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noted the PUC affirmed all key parts […]