agriculture

Commissioner of Agriculture Announces New Conservation Services Division Director

Agriculture - Generic

Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture, Don Brown, has named Les Owen of Las Cruces, New Mexico, as the Colorado Department of Agriculture's Conservation Services Division Director. Owen assumes his new role in August 2016.

"This is an exciting time for the Colorado Department of Agriculture and Colorado's agricultural industry; Les will be enhancing our federal lands and issues efforts by leading our Department in federal land use and planning, and conservation and natural resources issues that impact agriculture," said Commissioner Brown.

NRCS Provides Funding for Ag Producers to Help Address Energy Conservation

Agriculture - Generic

Agricultural producers in Colorado who are interested in identifying ways to conserve energy on their farm, or who want to implement conservation practices recommended in an energy audit such as irrigation water management, lighting system improvements, or residue and tillage management are encouraged to apply for the second round of 2016 funding available thru USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service's (NRCS) on-farm energy initiative.  Applications MUST be received by Friday, July 15, 2016.

Horse with EIA Euthanized, Hold Order Released

Agriculture - Horses

On June 28, 2016, the Colorado Department of Agriculture, State Veterinarian's Office, released the hold order on the Arapahoe Park race track in Aurora, CO.

The office was informed that the Equine-Infectious-Anemia-(EIA)-positive mare which prompted the hold order was euthanized Monday morning. A second exposed animal, a pony owned by the same person, was removed from the track to a newly quarantined premises.

Colorado Corn District 7 meeting set for July 12 in Springfield

Agriculture - Corn

NASS data, ARC-CO Program to be key topics of discussion

Colorado Corn staff and board members encourage farmers and any others interested to attend our upcoming District 7 meeting in Springfield, where attendees will hear updates about the two Colorado Corn organizations and issues impacting the industry.

The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, at the Longhorn Steakhouse, located at 400 Main St. Dinner will be provided at the meeting. No RSVP needed.

EIA-Suspect Horse Identified In Colorado

Agriculture - Horses

June 23, 2016, the Colorado Department of Agriculture, State Veterinarian's Office, was notified by the USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) that a non-racing horse presently located at Arapahoe Park in Aurora, CO tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA). Confirmatory tests are currently being run. Arapahoe Park is currently under a hold order that restricts movement of horses until an initial investigation is completed by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA). The affected horse has been in Colorado less than 60 days and came from an out-of-state track.

USDA Update

USDA Update

By Eads USDA Service Center

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

*                CCC-633EZ - Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP) agreement and request - MUST BE SIGNED AND ON FILE WITH FSA OFFICE BEFORE HARVEST.  

*                2nd Tuesday each month - Farm Loan personnel in Kiowa County FSA Office. 

USDA Update

USDA Update

USDA Update

By Eads USDA Service Center

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

*                CCC-633EZ - Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP) agreement and request - MUST BE SIGNED AND ON FILE WITH FSA OFFICE BEFORE HARVEST.  

*                2nd Tuesday each month - Farm Loan personnel in Kiowa County FSA Office.