Lamar Resident Selected for Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program

Agriculture - Livestock

By Eric Brown

The Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program (CALP) recently selected 20 emerging leaders from across the state and with various backgrounds who will make up CALP's 13th class.

The nonprofit organization aims to strengthen effective agricultural leaders who reflect Colorado's diverse population, by developing participants in the areas of communication, technology, social issues, cultural diversity, coalition building, resource management and government policy, just to name a few.

2016 Colorado Corn Yield Contest Winners Announced

Agriculture - Corn

By Eric Brown

Improved seed varieties, advanced production techniques and innovative growing practices helped corn growers achieve ever-higher yields in the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) 2016 National Corn Yield Contest. The National Corn Yield Contest is now in its 52nd year and remains NCGA's most popular program for members. Participation in the contest remained strong in 2016, with 7,972 entries received.

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).