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Program: Colorado Ag Today

  • National Western Center Update

    There is a lot of positive energy surrounding the future National Western Center and its potential. Colorado State University Assistant Vice President for Engagement Dr. James Pritchett gives an update.

  • Colorado Hay Directory Now Available

    The Colorado Department of Agriculture publishes the Colorado Hay Directory annual to help connect Colorado hay producers with buyers. The 2015 edition of the directory is available to the public now at no cost.

  • Conservation Effects Assessment Program

    The Conservation Effects Assessment Program preliminary screening is happening now throughout the state. Through a cooperative agreement with Natural Resources Conservation Services, the National Ag Statistics Service’s Colorado staff are out in the field.

  • Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Beef Battalion Event

    The next All American Beef Battalion feed in Colorado will be at Fort Carson at noon on Saturday, August 29th. The group will be feeding 2,500 troops. With that many mouths to feed, Colorado Corn is looking for volunteers to help out.

  • Colorado State Fair Entertainment

    The Colorado State Fair will be here before we know it — August 28th through September 7th.

  • Vesicular Stomatitis Update

    Colorado currently has 70 quarantined cases of Vesicular Stomatitis. Colorado State Veterinarian Dr. Keith Roehr gives an update.

  • Reminder that Drones Share Airspace

    The FAA has regulations surrounding the flying of personal recreational drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles — requirements limiting drones to flying in the 0 to 400 feet airspace, fly no closer than five miles from towered airport, to keep the UAV in eyesight at all times and to yield to manned aircraft.

  • Animas River Spill Affect on Region’s Ag

    Colorado State University Ag Economist Dr. James Pritchett speaks about how the recent mine waste spill into the Animas River might affect agriculture along the river.

  • EPA Mine Waste Spill Impact on the Animas River

    Most of us have seen the dramatic images of the mine waste spill that impacted the Southwestern Colorado’s Animas River.

  • Innovations to Ag

    Questions are being asked worldwide as to how we are going to be able to feed the increased population with less farmland and fewer farmers. It will come down to innovation and smarter agriculture.

  • Colorado Hay Report

    From the USDA News Office in Greeley Randy Hammerstrom shares last week’s state hay report

  • Potato-Friendly Salad Bars For School Cafeterias

    The Colorado Potato Administrative Committee Executive Director Jim Erlich says the plan of CPAC is to purchase 100 potato-friendly salad bars for school cafeterias over the next three years.

  • Colorado Small Grain Survey

    During the first two weeks of September, growers of small grains will receive USDA National Ag Statistics Service survey forms.

  • Colorado State Fair Update

    With less than a month before the Colorado State Fair begins, we get an update from Colorado State Department of Agriculture Deputy Commissioner and acting Colorado

    State Fair General Manager Chris Wiseman

  • CSU's Water Resources Archive

    The Colorado State University’s Water Resources Archive is located in the Morgan Library.

  • Colorado Wheat Update

    It was a convergence of different issues —- more wheat viruses, late hard freezes and lots of moisture in May that affected this year’s results of Colorado’s hard winter wheat harvest.

  • August is Colorado Proud Month

    Tomorrow begins August and it has been designated Colorado Proud month.

  • Upcoming Colorado Corn District Meetings

    There are two Colorado Corn District Meetings coming up in about two weeks.

  • Two Horses Infected With West Nile Virus

    Last week two horses — one in Boulder County and another in Alamosa County — were diagnosed with West Nile Virus which are the first confirmed cases of the year in Colorado.

  • A Second Job Opportunity with Colorado Cattlemen’s Association

    Today we will learned more about a second opening with the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association.

  • Job Opportunity with Partners For Western Conservation/Colorado Cattlemen’s Association

    If you are interested in a position that will assist irrigated agriculture producers on water project concept, design, implementation and funding as well as providing outreach and engagement on the topic of Water in Colorado —- there is an exciting new job opening as Agriculture Water NetWORK Coordinator

  • Colorado State University's Smoked Pork Sausage Declared Winner

    At the recent annual meeting of the American Society of Animal Science had a Battle of the Brats competition and Colorado State University’s Smoked Pork Sausage with Monterey Cheese and Jalapeños was declared the winner beating out 12 other universities for the title.

  • $10 Million Gift Launches CSU’s World-Class Equine Hospital

    A recent gift of $10 million from the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation is launching plans at Colorado State University to build a state-of-the-art equine hospital.

  • LCS Genie Promising For Both Farmers and Malters

    LimaGrain Cereal Seeds Barley variety LCS Genie has shown great promise for both farmers and malters.

  • Unique Opportunity to Taste the Winners of Governor’s Cup Wine Competition

    The only statewide winemaking competition exclusively for Colorado wines, is the Governor’s Cup Competition which drew 241 entries from 37 local wineries.

  • Results of the E85 Promotion

    So the Colorado Corn, Gas Station and Convenience Store Kum & Go and Front Range Energy’s recent six week promotion E85 — an American-made biofuel — recently ended.

  • CO Energy Office Launches New Program to Reduce Energy Use in Ag

    Colorado’s agricultural industry faces direct energy expenses of more than $400 million annual that account for 7 percent of the industry’s overall expenses. Now there is a new statewide dairy and irrigation energy efficiency program available to ag producers.

  • Colorado Farm Bureau Mid-Summer Meeting Starts Next Week

    The annual Colorado Farm Bureau Mid-Summer meeting is fast approaching next week.

  • What Do Crops Look Like Around the West?

    I caught up with Limagrain Cereal Seeds COO Frank Curtis at a “No Barley, No Beer” Field day. He shared what he had seen on his recent travels around the West as to the wheat crop.

  • Getting All the Stakeholder Around the Table to Discuss Water

    The Poudre Water Sharing Group, made up of representatives from representatives from urban, irrigation companies, city utilities and special districts and agriculture have been working for the past two and a half years examining possible alternative water transfer methods that might work in Poudre basin.

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