agriculture

History Colorado Accepting Applications for Colorado Centennial Farms & Ranches

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Across the nation, family farms and ranches, historic barns and other agricultural sites are disappearing at an alarming rate. In Colorado, the family farm and working cattle ranch serve as a reminder of how the West was settled.

The contributions of Colorado's ranching and farming families have withstood the pressures of growth, changes in farming methods, drought, and economic conditions to preserve these important pieces of our state's commercial and cultural history.

Pet and Livestock Owners Cautioned About Rabies

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The Colorado Department of Agriculture and Tri-County Health Department have confirmed that an alpaca in Douglas County has died due to a rabies infection. Pet owners are urged to check records to ensure rabies vaccinations are up-to-date. Livestock can also be infected with rabies and owners are encouraged to discuss the risk of rabies exposure with their local veterinarian.

USDA Update - March 3, 2018

Agriculture USDA Service Center Update

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • CRP Contract Management - Contact FSA or NRCS with questions.  Producers have been notified of required completion dates.   
  • FARM LOAN Personnel in Kiowa County Service Center - Tuesday, March 13th
  • RMA & NAP APPLICATION FOR COVERAGE DEADLINE -  March 15th for spring crops
  • RMA Reporting production for 2017 fall harvested crop - May 1st

USDA March Loan Rates Announced

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation has announced interest rates for March 2018. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for March is 1.875 percent, up from 1.750 percent in February.

The interest rate for crop year commodity loans less than one year disbursed during March is 2.875 percent, up from 2.750 percent in February.