agriculture

Grants Awarded for Colorado Specialty Crops

Agriculture - Generic

Eleven grants totaling $549,000 were awarded through the Colorado Department of Agriculture's 2016 Specialty Crops Program. Specialty crops include fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture). Funds are received by the Colorado Department of Agriculture from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, which is aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of specialty crops.

Register Now for GrasslandsLIVE, a FREE Virtual Field Trip from Mexico and Colorado

Agriculture - Generic

Registration is now open at www.GrasslandsLIVE.org for GrasslandsLIVE, a free distance learning program geared towards students, teachers and people interested in the environment and wildlife of North America's grasslands. The webcast will be broadcast live from the Pawnee National Grassland in Colorado on May 17, 2017.

Colorado Breaks Record for Yield per Acre in Winter Wheat Production

Promo Agriculture - Wheat

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.