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Planning for Colorado Hemp Center of Excellence Underway

Planning for Colorado Hemp Center of Excellence Underway

      Broomfield, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has awarded the contract for development of a strategic plan for a state Hemp Center of Excellence to MPG Consulting. The selection was based on the recommendation of an independent review committee, which included a member of the Colorado Agriculture Commission, a member […]

Hemp Production Key Component of Rural Economic Development

Hemp Production Key Component of Rural Economic Development

  DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg have submitted additional comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the Interim Final Rule related to the establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program. USDA solicited additional comments on 12 topics and plans to release the Final Rule in early […]

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 Submits State Hemp Management Plan to USDA

Colorado Submits State Hemp Management Plan to USDA

  Broomfield, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), in partnership with Governor Polis and the Office of the Attorney General, today submitted the Colorado State Hemp Management Plan to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, certifying that the State has the resources and personnel to carry out the practices and procedures set forth in […]

2019 Year in Review - SEPTEMBER

2019 Year in Review – SEPTEMBER

The following articles are a recap of various news events which have had an impact on residents of Prowers County this past year.   Advanced Treatment Center in Lamar Showcased Advanced Treatment Center at 800 East Maple Street in Lamar, owned by Doug Carrigan, held a by-invitation open house for those associated with the corrections […]

Colorado Department of Agriculture Announces 2019 Certified Hemp Seed Varieties

Colorado Department of Agriculture Announces 2019 Certified Hemp Seed Varieties

    Broomfield, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has approved four new industrial hemp seed varieties, bringing the total number of approved industrial hemp seed varieties in Colorado to 17. Following a year-long, statewide THC validation and observation trial period, the newly approved industrial hemp seeds are now eligible to be grown […]

Colorado Department of Agriculture Launches Online Hemp Registration

Colorado Department of Agriculture Launches Online Hemp Registration

  November 21, 2019 Broomfield, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is pleased to announce the launch of its new Hemp Online Portal, or HOP. Applicants seeking to grow industrial hemp in Colorado can now apply for, pay for, and submit an application online for review through the application section of the CDA […]

Colorado Department of Agriculture Receives New USDA Hemp Rule

Colorado Department of Agriculture Receives New USDA Hemp Rule

  October 30, 2019 Broomfield, Colo. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced its interim final rule related to the establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program. The rule establishes a new section specifying the rules and regulations to produce hemp. The action is mandated by the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the […]

CDA Announces Colorado’s 2018 CDA-Approved Certified Hemp Seed Varieties

CDA Announces Colorado’s 2018 CDA-Approved Certified Hemp Seed Varieties

    January 7, 2019  BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is announcing that six industrial hemp seed varieties have passed the 2018 statewide THC validation and observation trial and are now eligible to be grown by the members of the Colorado Seed Growers Association for production of “CDA Approved Certified Seed.” […]

County Signs Agreement with City for Ambulance Funding-/-Clarifies Position on Growing  Hemp

County Signs Agreement with City for Ambulance Funding-/-Clarifies Position on Growing Hemp

    The Prowers County Commissioners passed a resolution during their final meeting of the year, December 20th, clarifying and amending the zoning regulations and adding new provisions regarding industrial hemp production and processing.  The commissioners stated the action was taken to clear up any potential misunderstanding between the moratorium the county imposed years ago […]

Colorado is Home to First U.S.-Bred Certified Hemp Seed

Colorado is Home to First U.S.-Bred Certified Hemp Seed

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. –In the race to develop a successful, viable hemp industry, Colorado is now home to the first U.S.-bred hemp seed to qualify as Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA) certified seed. “This is an exciting time for the industrial hemp industry.  It seems breeding, technology, and information advances are happening […]

LCC Cowboy Reunion Offers Memories and Friendships

LCC Cowboy Reunion Offers Memories and Friendships

For the past several years, Lamar Community College has combined the annual Antelope Stampede Rodeo at the Prowers County Fairgrounds with a reunion of alumni from the school; members of the rodeo team Livestock Judging and students from horse training and management. Almost 80 former classmates and guests spent the weekend in Lamar and other […]

Lamar Council Gets Financial Status Report

Lamar Council Gets Financial Status Report

    City Administrator, John Sutherland, provides periodic financial updates for the council during their bi-monthly meeting schedule and said that despite some lower numbers for the City Sales Tax Revenue, overall expenses are below budget so far this year. The May summery sheet outlined some of the more prominent financial features for the city […]

CDA Hosting Meeting on Commercial use of Industrial Hemp

CDA Hosting Meeting on Commercial use of Industrial Hemp

  CDA’s Farm Products/Commodity Handler Programs for Colorado’s Industrial Hemp Industry BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) will be hosting a public meeting to provide information on the CDA Farm Product Dealer Program as it relates to the commercial use of industrial hemp in Colorado. This meeting will provide beneficial information for […]

Hemp in Agriculture, Part ll

Hemp in Agriculture, Part ll

This is the second article in The Prowers Journal relating to a Hemp Road Show held February 25th at Lamar Community College. The program offered three speakers who described the history of hemp agriculture and production in the U.S. and its recent resurgence in the farming community. The first article focused on the mechanics and […]