agriculture

CSU Researchers Seeking Info on Corn Diseases to Enhance Future Mitigation Efforts  

Agriculture - Corn

The Crop Pathology Lab at Colorado State University is conducting its first corn disease survey in Colorado over the course of this growing season.

Earlier this year, the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) contributed $31,580 to this research project, in a collaborative effort to compile comprehensive information regarding bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens of corn, including foliar, ear, stalk and root pathogens.

USDA Announces Reopening of Brazilian Market to U.S. Beef Exports

Agriculture - Cattle

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has reached agreement with Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply to allow access for U.S. beef and beef products to the Brazilian market for the first time since 2003. Brazil's action reflects the United States' negligible risk classification for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and aligns Brazil's regulations to the OIE's scientific international animal health guidelines.

First Colorado Horse Infected with West Nile Virus in 2016

Agriculture - Horses

A horse in Weld County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus (WNV). This is the first confirmed case of WNV in a horse in 2016. This index case was diagnosed by Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Fort Collins.

Vaccines in horses have proven to be a very effective prevention tool. Horses that have been vaccinated in past years need an annual booster shot. However, if an owner did not vaccinate their animal in previous years, the horse will need the two-shot vaccination series within a three to four week period.

Seminar Helps Colorado Companies Develop Export Markets

Colorado Business

Exports of Colorado food and agricultural products have tripled in the past decade, reaching $2 billion in 2014.  To help Colorado companies develop export opportunities, the Colorado Department of Agriculture is hosting an Export Seminar on September 1, 2016, 9am-5pm in Broomfield. The seminar is designed to help companies new to exporting or companies looking to increase already established exports.

USDA Update

USDA Update

By Eads USDA Service Center Staff

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • CCC-633EZ Page 1 - Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP) agreement and request - MUST BE SIGNED AND ON FILE WITH FSA OFFICE BEFORE SELLING THE GRAIN.  
  • COC meeting -  August 9th
  • 2nd Tuesday each month - Farm Loan personnel in Kiowa County FSA Office. 
  • CRP GRASSLANDS SIGNUP - No date announced for deadline.

 

SBA Introduces Online Tutorials for Small Businesses Seeking Federal R&D Funding

Agriculture - Generic

The U.S. Small Business Administration released its highly anticipated Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) online tutorials to help small businesses navigate the SBIR program. The site provides users with a mobile-compatible site to learn about the program through a combination of videos and text. This platform will provide accessible program information and training resources to underrepresented areas.  There is no registration or fee required and the courses are open to all.  

Financial Assistance Available for Organic Certification

Agriculture - Generic

Financial assistance is available for Colorado companies with an organic certification. In order to qualify for this year's reimbursement, producers and handlers must have received certification or continuation of certification by a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) accredited certifying agent commencing October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016.