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.

USDA Awards $3.4 Million for Research to Increase Wheat Yields

Promo Agriculture - Wheat

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced the award of $3.4 million for research into the development of new wheat varieties that are adapted to different geographical regions and environmental conditions. The seven projects are funded through NIFA's new International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) program, part of the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI).

USDA Announces Farmer Fair Practices Rules - Clarifications for Industry & Protections for Farmers

Agriculture - Generic

Rules Seek to Ensure Fairness and Protect Rights of Farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) today announced updated regulations to protect the rights of farmers. The Farmer Fair Practices Rules target the most harmful practices hurting farmers and clearly outlines common sense protections to restore fairness and reduce the burden for farmers seeking justice under the Packers and Stockyards Act. This is the most recent action in the Obama's Administration's efforts to level the playing field for all Americans.