Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Summary – Week Ending June 10, 2018

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Abnormally hot and dry conditions accelerated crop development and fieldwork across Colorado last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Most areas received no moisture last week, but some isolated storms with damaging hail were observed in northeastern counties. 

Free Farm Fresh Directory is Your Guide to Farmers’ Markets and More

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Spring has sprung and Coloradans are coming out of their winter slumber, looking for local products. The Colorado Department of Agriculture's 34th annual Colorado Farm Fresh Directory helps consumers find farmers' markets, roadside stands, u-picks, wineries and agritourism activities. 

"We are excited to partner with Kaiser Permanente this year," said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. "The directory is brimming with local producers and educational information."

UPDATED: Interactive Map Guide to USDA and SBA Colorado Drought Disaster Designations and Assistance.

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With drought conditions continuing over one-third of the state, The United States Department of Agriculture and Small Business Administration have added seven more counties to the list receiving primary disaster designations from the two agencies. Primary counties now account for 31 of Colorado's 64 counties. Eleven more are eligible for assistance as neighboring counties.

USDA Reopens Application Period for Producers Recovering from Cattle Loss, Other Disasters

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Signup Begins June 4 for Livestock Indemnity Program and Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin accepting disaster assistance program applications on June 4 from agricultural producers who suffered livestock, honeybees, farm-raised fish and other losses due to natural disasters.