Rangelands Slow to Recover in Northeast Colorado

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It's not easily seen as you whiz by in a vehicle along Interstate 76 in Northeast Colorado. A fire ravaged the area in early March, killing cattle, decimating the rangeland, burning homes, structures, and farm equipment. But, rain in the area, as well as the proactive actions of local ranchers, have led to the slow beginning of recovery. Over 32,000 acres were impacted (larger than the size of Disney World, nearly double the size of Manhattan).

Producers Sought for Annual Hay Directory

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The Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting listings for the 2017 Colorado Hay Directory. The annual publication connects hay producers with buyers. 

"We receive calls from across the country requesting information about Colorado hay," said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. "This publication helps Colorado producers market their hay."

From the Extension Agent’s Desk - Enjoying Agriculture

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This is always my favorite time of the year.  My cows are about done calving and the grass is getting greener.  The weather is getting warmer but not unbearably hot.  The recent moisture also helps me feel rejuvenated and optimistic.  As I write this, it's a pretty spring day and I wish I could find something to do outside.  It's also that time of the year where those working in agriculture go from 0-90 mph until the fall.

Cattle Still Missing After Storm, Farm Bureau Starts Fund

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Ranchers and residents in southeastern Colorado have teamed up via Facebook to track down all the cattle scattered in the snowstorm that hit in recent weeks. According to various reports, people living in the southeastern portion of Colorado dealt with up to 27 inches of snow that fell between Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1. 

Colorado Horse Tests Positive for Equine Infectious Anemia

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This week, the Colorado Department of Agriculture, State Veterinarian's Office, was notified by the US Department of Agriculture's National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) that a Weld County horse tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA). The Weld County facility is currently under a quarantine order that restricts movement of horses until further testing is completed by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA).