agriculture

Colorado crop progress and condition report – week ending November 18, 2018

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Harvest and fieldwork activities continued last week where conditions allowed, but was delayed in areas due to continued adverse weather and field conditions, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

In northeastern counties, warmer midweek weather allowed harvest to advance and corn harvest was noted as nearing completion. Sugarbeet harvest was virtually complete. Sorghum and sunflower harvest also picked up last week. A reporter noted cattle were being moved to corn stalks or other winter pasture.

Early registration for 2019 Governor's Ag Forum starts this week

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Early bird registration for the Governor's Forum on Colorado Agriculture will open November 15 and continue through February 1. Early registrants receive a $50 discount off the regular price of $200. Special discounts available for students and Colorado Ag Leadership Program Alumni.

The annual Forum is scheduled for February 27, 2019 at the Renaissance Stapelton Hotel in Denver.

Third horse with Equine Anemia found in Colorado

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The Colorado Department of Agriculture's, State Veterinarian's Office, has been notified that a third Colorado horse has tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA). The investigation is ongoing but appears to be unrelated to the prior two cases of EIA in Colorado this year. After initial test results were received, confirmatory testing was completed at the National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa, November 2, 2018.