agriculture

Colorado Breaks Record for Yield per Acre in Winter Wheat Production

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By Katharine N. Lotspeich

USDA announced September 30, 2016 that Colorado winter wheat production broke a record in 2016, with an average yield of 48 bushels per acre. This is the highest ever yield per acre for Colorado and raises the total production in 2016 to 105.12 million bushels. The 10-year average for winter wheat production is 78.2 million bushels, or 35.8 bushels per acre.

Four Colorado Representatives Appointed to National Corn Growers Committees

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The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) today announced its slate of farmer leaders who will serve the industry as members of action teams and committees in the next fiscal year -- beginning Oct. 1 -- and four Colorado representatives made the list.

They are:

* Colorado Corn Executive Director Mark Sponsler, appointed to serve on the NCGA Corn Productivity and Quality Action Team

* Colorado Corn Executive Coordinator Ann Cross, appointed to serve on the NCGA Engaging Members Committee

WATER Act Passes Committee

The WATER Act, H.R. 4220, sponsored by Rep. Ken Buck (CO-04), was marked up and voted out of committee by the House Ways and Means Committee. The WATER Act Allows mutual water storage and delivery companies to maintain their non-profit status, even if they receive more than 15% of their revenue from non-members, so long as the monies are reinvested into maintenance, operations, and infrastructure improvements.