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All Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Quarantines Released in Colorado

Agriculture - Livestock

As of March 4, 2016, all Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) affected premises have been released from quarantine in Colorado. There are currently no VS-affected premises under quarantine in the United States. The VS outbreak in the US began in April, 2015 with a total of 823 cases in 8 states; of that, Colorado confirmed 441 premises in 36 counties.

USDA Update

USDA Update

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

 

  • Dec. 7, 2015 - Aug. 1, 2016 -  2016 ARC-PLC Enrollment
  • March 15 - NAP application closing Date for spring seeded forage crops
  • March 15 - July 15th - Primary Nesting Season for CRP.  No practice or management activity allowed.

 

2016 ARC-PLC Enrollment

 

USDA Update

USDA Update

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

 

  • Dec. 7, 2015 - Aug. 1, 2016 -  2016 ARC-PLC Enrollment
  • March 15 - NAP application closing Date for spring seeded forage crops
  • March 15 - July 15th - Primary Nesting Season for CRP.  No practice or management activity allowed.

 

GOOD - BYE TO LACY

 

Parks and Wildlife Offers Help to New Hunters

PROMO 660 x 440 Outdoors - Colorado Parks Wildlife Mountains Baca National Wildlife Refuge - USFWS

Are you new to big game hunting in Colorado? If so, chances are you're not sure where to begin. With terms like "hunt codes" and "preference points" getting a Colorado big game hunting license may seem daunting.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Wildlife Managers have a plan to help decode the mystery at a big game application workshop.
"The application process may seem a little confusing, especially if it's your first time, but we'll walk you through the entire process and help you understand it," said, Steve Cooley, district wildlife manager.

Grants Available to Benefit Colorado’s Specialty Crops

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Colorado produces a wide variety of specialty crops, from peaches and apples to chiles and hops. To help develop and promote the state's specialty crops, the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is seeking proposals for the Specialty Crops Block Grant Program. Specialty crops are defined as fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, and nursery crops including floriculture and sod.

Don't miss Colorado's Ag Day at the Capitol on March 16

10 of Colorado's finest chefs taking part in food competition under the Golden Dome

A cook-off competition featuring Colorado-grown foods and the teaming up of local chefs, lawmakers and representatives of the ag industry will highlight Ag Day at the Capitol - an annual celebration of Colorado's producers and agribusinesses that this year is set for Wednesday, March 16, at the Capitol Building in Denver.

NRCS Announce Second Application Period for Easement Program

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The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Colorado announced a second opportunity for landowners to participate in the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program - Agricultural Land Easements (ACEP-ALE). Application packages are due on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 by 4:00 p.m. for funding consideration.