Producers were still assessing damage last week from tornadoes and hail that occurred July 29, 2018, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.
Farm Credit of Southern Colorado recently held Board of Director elections by mail ballot for four positions on the Board.
Stockholders elected to serve three-year terms on the association's Board include Jeff Uhland of Eads, Jim Crowder of La Junta, Mike Livingston of Stratton, and Sid Yoder of Karval.
Farm production expenditures in the United States are estimated at $359.8 billion for 2017, up from $346.9 billion in 2016. The 2017 total farm production expenditures are up 3.7 percent compared with 2016 total farm production expenditures. For the 17 line items, 13 showed an increase from previous year, while the rest showed a decrease.
During the first two weeks of September, growers of small grains around the country will receive survey forms from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The agency is taking a comprehensive look into the 2018 production and supply of small grains, which include wheat, oats, barley, and rye.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation has announced interest rates for August 2018. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for August is 2.375 percent, up from 2.250 percent in July.
The interest rate for crop year commodity loans less than one year disbursed during August is 3.375 percent, up from 3.250 percent in July.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
* COUNTY APPROVED FOR CRP EMERGENCY HAYING AND GRAZING
* Apply for Livestock Forage Program - Call office for appointment.
* FARM LOAN Personnel in Kiowa County Service Center - Tuesday, September 11th
* FSA County Committee Meeting - TBA
Prices Received - Mountain Region States and United States: June 2018 with Comparisons
Soil moisture supplies improved with monsoon rainfall last week which was mostly concentrated in eastern districts, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.
Statewide, winter wheat harvest was virtually complete by week's end. In northeastern counties, received moisture held conditions steady and provided relief to drier areas. Reduced fieldwork was noted due to adverse weather, which mostly affected the end of winter wheat harvest and hay harvest.