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Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Annual Meeting Coming April 1

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The Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association donated $1,000 to the Northeast Colorado Fire Disaster Fund during its March board meeting. The disaster funds were an opportunity for local ranchers to help their fellow ranchers in Phillips and Logan counties needing assistance with fire recovery.

The six-county board also voted to nominate Curtis Russell of Sugar City for Colorado Cattlemen's Association Southeast Colorado Quarter representative. Current rep Bill Hancock of Rocky Ford has declined to seek another term.

Ag Census Coming – Still Time to Register

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Farmers and ranchers across the nation soon can represent agriculture in their communities and industry by taking part in the 2017 Census of Agriculture.

The census is conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), and will be mailed at the end of this year. It is a complete count of all U.S. farms, ranches, and those who operate them.

Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Meeting Notes

Agriculture - Livestock

The Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association donated $1,000 to the Northeast Colorado Fire Disaster Fund during its March board meeting. The disaster funds were an opportunity for local ranchers to help their fellow ranchers in Phillips and Logan counties needing assistance with fire recovery.

The six-county board also voted to nominate Curtis Russell of Sugar City for Colorado Cattlemen's Association Southeast Colorado Quarter representative. Current rep Bill Hancock of Rocky Ford has declined to seek another term.

Snowpack, Reservoir Levels Remain Strong Across Colorado

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The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently released its Colorado Water Supply Outlook Report, based on March 1 figures, which marks the third comprehensive, update for Colorado since the "2017 water year" began on Oct. 1.  

According to the report, statewide snowpack levels had decreased some since the Feb. 1 report, but remained above the historic average statewide.

SNOWPACK LEVELS (as of March 1) 

River Basin ... Percent of Historic Average 

1. Gunnison ... 155

USDA Designates Four Colorado Counties as Disaster Areas, Assistance Available

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In response to a request from Jenny Peterson, Farm Service Agency's (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Colorado, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Baca, Elbert, Lincoln and Weld counties in Colorado as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought.

Farmers and ranchers in the following counties in Colorado also qualify for natural disaster assistance because their counties are contiguous. Those counties are: