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Early In-Person Voting Begins Statewide Today

Early In-Person Voting Begins Statewide Today

DENVER, Colo– Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) across Colorado are now open statewide for the November 2 Coordinated Election, enabling Coloradans to vote or drop off their ballots in-person.  To date, 313,372 ballots have been returned. “Colorado historically has been engaged in the state’s elections, and we expect that will continue,” said Colorado Secretary […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending 9-5-2021

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending 9-5-2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Fieldwork and harvest activities continued around precipitation events last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, temperatures remained hot although isolated thunderstorms produced beneficial moisture. Concerns remained for non-irrigated crops and rangeland subject to hot weather without consistent moisture. Proso millet harvest […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending August 22, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending August 22, 2021

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Crops continued to progress close to the average amidst mixed precipitation last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, some localities received good moisture and cooler weather provided short-term relief to dry conditions. The third cutting of alfalfa was nearly […]

USDA Cattle on Feed Report: Colorado & US

USDA Cattle on Feed Report: Colorado & US

  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 1,040,000 head as of August 1, 2021. The latest inventory was 2 percent below the previous month’s inventory, but up 2 percent from the August 1, 2020 […]

USDA CROP PRODUCTION – AUGUST 2021--

USDA CROP PRODUCTION – AUGUST 2021–

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS: Based on August 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 145.60 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 up 18 percent from last year’s 122.96 million bushels. The 1.12 million acres expected to […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending August 8, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending August 8, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Spring crops continued to progress close to average last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, monsoon moisture improved conditions but more is needed to provide long-term relief. Hay harvest continued. In northeastern counties, dry pockets emerged amidst very hot […]

USDA Approves Colorado’s State Hemp Plan, Creating a Pathway to Expanded Operations and Testing

USDA Approves Colorado’s State Hemp Plan, Creating a Pathway to Expanded Operations and Testing

      LONGMONT – Governor Polis, Commissioner Kate Greenberg, and officials from the U.S. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the approval of Colorado’s State Hemp Management Plan that provides details on practices and procedures to enable hemp producers to operate in Colorado in compliance with federal laws. “Colorado is the undisputed leader in […]

Governor Polis Provides August 3rd Update on State’s Response to COVID-19

Governor Polis Provides August 3rd Update on State’s Response to COVID-19

    DENVER – Today, Governor Jared Polis provided an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s efforts to get more Coloradans vaccinated. Governor Polis was joined by Dr. Rachel Herlihy, state epidemiologist. “Colorado, like the rest of the country, is seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, largely due to the highly contagious Delta […]

Colorado Crop Progress-Condition Report, Week Ending July 18, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress-Condition Report, Week Ending July 18, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: A mostly dry week allowed winter wheat harvest to move quickly throughout the state, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, exceptional drought conditions persisted according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report. Very isolated moisture benefited some localities short-term, but most saw […]

Colorado Crop Production-July 2021

Colorado Crop Production-July 2021

  COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS: Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of July 1, 2021, is forecast at 75.85 million bushels, according to the July 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is 85 percent above the 41.04 million bushel crop […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending July 4, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending July 4, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Winter wheat maturity advanced quickly and harvest progressed in southeastern counties last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Statewide, winter wheat harvest was behind last year and the average. In northeastern counties, precipitation delayed fieldwork in some localities. Areas in Weld county received very heavy rain. […]

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 […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending June 27, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending June 27, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Cooler temperatures and isolated moisture in areas ended an otherwise warm week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern and east central counties, warm weather pushed crop development and maturity. Producers were actively irrigating spring crops. Winter wheat maturity advanced but problems due […]

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 […]