Department of Ag Announces Colorado’s Inaugural Hemp “Certified Seed”

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The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is announcing that three industrial hemp seed varieties have passed the statewide THC validation and observation trial and are now eligible to be grown by the Colorado Seed Growers Association for production of "CDA Approved Certified Seed."

USDA Update

USDA Update

By Eads USDA Service Center Staff

NOTE: Due the Holiday this week, this USDA update is abbreviated. The full Update returns next week.


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

*December 5 - Last day to return County Committee Ballots

*December 16 - Deadline for CRP grassland initiative for small scale livestock grazing operations.

Grants Focus on Youth Farm Safety and Agricultural Careers for People with Disabilities

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced $832,830 in grants for two new projects, one that empowers veterans, older Americans and others with disabilities to pursue or maintain careers in agriculture, and another to deliver farm safety education to youth seeking employment or already employed in agricultural production. 

Workshops Across Colorado to Detail Energy Opportunities With Farmers and Ranchers

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Partnership between state government, agriculture leaders to focus on energy efficiency, renewables

Colorado farmers and ranchers spend more than $400 million annually on energy, and a series of six workshops to be hosted across Colorado in November and December aims to help producers save money using new energy technology.

USDA Awards $300K to CSU for Safer, More Effective Pest Management

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today awarded $9.4 million to support 25 research and outreach projects that will help mitigate pests, weeds and diseases on farms and in communities. The awards are made through NIFA's Crop Protection and Pest Management Program (CPPM) and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program which have awarded more than $64.5 million since 2014.

Be Colorado Proud and Buy Local This Holiday Season

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Many Colorado farmers are extending their growing seasons, and farmers' markets are moving indoors for the fall and winter.  The Colorado Department of Agriculture's Winter Farmers' Market List provides information about markets statewide. Additional online resources include the Colorado Food and Agriculture Gift Guide and Colorado Christmas Tree List, which help connect holiday shoppers with local producers.