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Coloradans for Animal Care Gains New Members

Coloradans for Animal Care Gains New Members

Centennial, Colo. — Coloradans for Animal Care, today announced the addition of four new members to the coalition. The Colorado Egg Producers, Colorado Horse Council, Livestock Marketing Association and the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union have joined the effort to stop Initiative 16, one of the most extreme ballot measures to be filed through Colorado’s initiative process. “These […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending 4-2-21

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending 4-2-21

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Mostly dry conditions allowed fieldwork to continue without delay last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Northeastern and east central counties received limited precipitation in areas, but most remained dry. Above normal temperatures were observed. Concerns remained for pasture and range condition if more moisture isn’t […]

New Mask Wearing Guidelines from State Health Officials, April 3, 2021

New Mask Wearing Guidelines from State Health Officials, April 3, 2021

  A mandatory mask-wearing requirement for Colorado first went into effect in July 2020 and recently was amended in Executive Order D 2021 079 on Saturday, April 3, 2021.  The new requirement will expire on May 3rd of this year.  Prowers County is now rated at Level Blue by CDPHE. The updated Executive Order will […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week ending March 28, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week ending March 28, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Spring fieldwork continued last week amid scattered precipitation events, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Northeastern and east central counties received isolated moisture that supported soil moisture supplies, but warmer temperatures and high winds were also noted. Producers continued preparing for spring planting. Calving and lambing progressed, supported […]

Governor Polis Statement on USDA Disaster Designation

Governor Polis Statement on USDA Disaster Designation

DENVER – Governor Jared Polis released a statement following this month’s designation of 63 Colorado counties as primary agricultural disaster areas by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The disaster declaration is due to recent drought in the area. Colorado’s recent record snowfall along the Front Range and Eastern Plains did not deliver enough […]

DOLA Awarded $2.3 Million Recovery Assistance Grant

DOLA Awarded $2.3 Million Recovery Assistance Grant

Statewide Team including OEDIT to help rural economies and businesses recover from economic impacts of COVID-19 DENVER, MARCH 17, 2021 — The Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced last week that it has awarded a $2.3 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) to help rural Colorado communities develop economic recovery […]

Governor Polis Convenes Congressional Redistricting Commission

Governor Polis Convenes Congressional Redistricting Commission

  DENVER – Today, Governor Jared Polis convened the Congressional Redistricting Commission, pursuant to section 44.2(1)(a) of article V of the Colorado Constitution. The Commission will be responsible for determining the boundaries for Colorado’s Congressional districts and may be tasked with determining the boundaries for an 8th district, dependent upon reapportionment data from the federal […]

National Consumer Protection Week Underway in Colorado

National Consumer Protection Week Underway in Colorado

  March 1, 2021 (DENVER)—Attorney General Phil Weiser kicked off National Consumer Protection Week today by unveiling the list of the top 10 consumer complaints and inquiries his office received in 2020, which included airlines’ response to upended travel, robocalls, and pandemic purchase scams. Last year, consumers filed a record-breaking 12,130 complaints and inquiries with […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, January 2021

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, January 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Minimal moisture received during the month of January resulted in diminished topsoil moisture supplies across the state, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Overall, the entire state remained in moderate to exceptional drought, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report. Warm and windy weather, […]

CATTLE ON FEED  -  January 2021

CATTLE ON FEED – January 2021

COLORADO  Contact: Bill Meyer (800) 392-3202 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 1.11 million head as of January 1, 2021. The latest inventory was down 2 percent from December  1, 2020 but up 2 percent […]

Livestock Slaughter - December 2020

Livestock Slaughter – December 2020

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.85 billion pounds in December, up 3 percent from the 4.73 billion pounds produced in December 2019. Beef production, at 2.32 billion pounds, was 3 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.78 million head, up 1 percent from December 2019. The […]

Governor Polis Deploying Colorado National Guard to Washington, D.C. for Presidential Inauguration

Governor Polis Deploying Colorado National Guard to Washington, D.C. for Presidential Inauguration

DENVER –  Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed an Executive Order activating members of the Colorado National Guard to assist with the 59th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. “Colorado will proudly do our part, joining 40 other states across our great nation in sending members of our National Guard to the nation’s capital for our country’s […]

Field Notes of a Colorado Sportsperson

Field Notes of a Colorado Sportsperson

  Trees burned in the Hayman Fire of 2002 stand in stark, black contrast to the surrounding landscape in Teller County. Photo courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife DENVER – The 2020 wildfires in Colorado were historic. Before last summer, the Hayman Fire was, for 18 years, the largest wildfire in Colorado’s recorded history at […]

GRAIN STOCKS – DECEMBER 1, 2020

GRAIN STOCKS – DECEMBER 1, 2020

  COLORADO All corn stocks in Colorado on December 1, 2020 were 94.06 million bushels, down 3 percent from December 1, 2019, according to the December 1st Agricultural Survey and December Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.   All corn stocks stored on farms […]

ANNUAL CROP SUMMARY – 2020 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

ANNUAL CROP SUMMARY – 2020 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

ANNUAL CROP SUMMARY – 2020 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS The 2020 corn for grain crop is estimated at 123.00 million bushels, 23 percent below last year’s production of 159.90 million bushels, according to the December 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average yield of 116.0 […]