Despite the federal government shutdown, county FSA offices are funded through Friday.
Arizona inventory of all hogs and pigs on December 1, 2018 was 170,000 head, up 6 percent from last year. Breeding inventory, at 17,000 head, was unchanged from last year. Market hog inventory, at 153,000 head, was up 7 percent from last year.
Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.68 billion pounds in November, up 3 percent from the 4.55 billion pounds produced in November 2017.
Beef production, at 2.31 billion pounds, was 1 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.80 million head, up 1 percent from November 2017. The average live weight was down 4 pounds from the previous year, at 1,370 pounds.
Colorado can achieve more when Washington's influence is curbed according to Senator Michael Bennet.
- A weekly look at USDA programs for Kiowa County, 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 1,010,000 head as of December 1, 2018. The latest inventory was 1 percent below last month's inventory but 2 percent above the December 1, 2017 inventory.
Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 145,000 head of fed cattle during November 2018. This was 3 percent below last month's marketings, but 7 percent above the marketings one year earlier.
$1.3 million available for ag hydropower projects in Colorado.
The Colorado Association of Wheat Growers will host meetings across the state in January 2019.
Courses coming to La Junta, Colorado, offer educational opportunities for women involved in farming and ranching.
The Colorado Conservation Tillage Association has announced that Colin Seis, Dr. Jennifer Moore-Kucera, and Rick and Alec Horton will be featured as keynote speakers for the 2019 High Plains No-Till Conference February 5-6 at the Community and Education Center in Burlington.