agriculture

USDA Update

USDA Update

By Eads USDA Service Center Staff

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • 2nd Tuesday each month - FSA Farm Loan personnel in Kiowa County FSA Office.  . 
  • SERVICE CENTER CLOSED - January 16th - Martin Luther King Jr. birthday

Disclaimer:  Information in this UPDATE is pertinent to Kiowa County FSA only.  Producers reading this and that do not have FSA interest in Kiowa County are advised to contact their local FSA Office.

Auction Benefitting Colorado FFA Foundation Set for Farm Show

Titan International has donated 80 agricultural tires to be auctioned off during the Colorado Farm Show January 26. Anyone can purchase the tires, and all proceeds benefiting the Colorado Future Farmers of America (FFA) Foundation.

Up for auction are tires for ATVs, skid steers, tractors (front and rear) and sprinklers. People can bid onsite and online during the auction, courtesy of BigIron Auctions.

Applications Sought for Noxious Weed Management Grants

Agriculture - Generic

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for 2017 Noxious Weed Management grants. This year, the Department plans to award over $755,000 in grant funds to organizations and associations for projects that focus on controlling the state's designated noxious weeds. Of that amount, over $105,000 are from the U.S. Forest Service's State and Private Forestry program. These grants, which are administered through CDA, support projects that reduce noxious weed infestations occurring close to Forest Service-managed lands.

Lamar Resident Selected for Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program

Agriculture - Livestock

By Eric Brown

The Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program (CALP) recently selected 20 emerging leaders from across the state and with various backgrounds who will make up CALP's 13th class.

The nonprofit organization aims to strengthen effective agricultural leaders who reflect Colorado's diverse population, by developing participants in the areas of communication, technology, social issues, cultural diversity, coalition building, resource management and government policy, just to name a few.

2016 Colorado Corn Yield Contest Winners Announced

Agriculture - Corn

By Eric Brown

Improved seed varieties, advanced production techniques and innovative growing practices helped corn growers achieve ever-higher yields in the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) 2016 National Corn Yield Contest. The National Corn Yield Contest is now in its 52nd year and remains NCGA's most popular program for members. Participation in the contest remained strong in 2016, with 7,972 entries received.

Applications Sought for Noxious Weed Management Grants

Agriculture - Generic

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for 2017 Noxious Weed Management grants. This year, the Department plans to award over $755,000 in grant funds to organizations and associations for projects that focus on controlling the state's designated noxious weeds. Of that amount, over $105,000 are from the U.S. Forest Service's State and Private Forestry program. These grants, which are administered through CDA, support projects that reduce noxious weed infestations occurring close to Forest Service-managed lands.

NRCS in Colorado Encourages Private Landowners to Sign Up for EQIP Funding

Agriculture - Generic

Applications Must be received by Friday, February 17, 2016

Producers in Colorado who are interested in implementing conservation practices to improve natural resources on their private agricultural land have until Friday, February 17, 2016, to submit applications for FY 2017 funding through the Natural Resources Conservation Service's (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).  Eligible applications that are received after February 17th will be considered during a later time and will be processed throughout the fiscal year as needed.