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  • Nominations Sought for Noxious Weed Advisory Committee

    There will be three available positions on the State Noxious Weed Advisory Committee come December. Nominations are actively being sought now to fill these important positions.

  • Colorado BQA Coordinator Named

    The new coordinator for Colorado’s Beef Quality Assurance program has been announced — Libby Biggler began in her role at the first of September.

  • Colorado Receives Grant to Add Biofuel Infrastructure

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Thursday announced that 21 states will receive grants through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership to add infrastructure needed to supply more renewable fuel to America's drivers.

  • LCS Genie Pleases Both Farmers and Malters

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

  • Looking for Seedstock and Commercial Producer of the Year

    In an effort to recognize those beef producers in Colorado who are making an difference in the state’s beef industry, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association are looking for nominations for both the Seedstock Producer of the Year as well as Commercial Producer of the Year.

  • Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Looking for Nominations

    If you know a hard working brand inspector or law enforcement officer that deserves some recognition, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association is requesting nominations for their annual award of Brand Inspector of the Year and Law Officer of the Year.

  • CSU Ag Sciences Has Strong Increase in Numbers

    This week marks the third week of classes on the Colorado State University’s campus in Fort Collins.

  • New Leader Program for Corn Growers

    The National Corn Growers Association and DuPont are pleased to announce the third year of their New Leaders Program which is designed for corn growers who are newly active or considering involvement in agriculture leadership, and are seeking to build communication and leadership skills by participating in this program.

  • Importance of Farmers and Ranchers Participating in Social Media

    There are some great Colorado agricultural organizations that are active on Facebook and Twitter — one of these is the Colorado Farm Bureau.

  • Heating up the month with Chile Peppers

    September is here! And Colorado Department of Agriculture is heating things up by showcasing Chile Peppers this month as the highlighted commodity.

  • Celebrating Colorado Pueblo Chiles

    All things Colorado Pueblo Chile will be celebrated on Saturday, September 5th at the Colorado State Fair Grounds and exciting news about this fabulous and unique chile.

  • CSU’s Ag Day is Sept. 5th

    This is Saturday, September 5th, marks the first Colorado State University’s home football game and the celebration of CSU’s 2015 Ag Day.

  • Ag in Motion Assists in Educating Students About Ag

    Colorado Farm Bureau’s Ag in Motion mobile ag education display has traveled more than 7,000 miles around the state educating the public on ag topics. Are you an elementary teacher looking for a creative way to teach your students about agriculture? Or an community event planner in need of educational displays?

  • Vesicular Stomatitis Update

    As of late last week, Colorado currently has 65 locations in 15 counties under quarantine after horses, mules and cattle herds tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis.

  • Colorado Farm Bureau's Ag in Motion Educational Display

    The Colorado State Fair begins today! If you happen by the Ag Pavilion, you’ll see the Colorado Farm Bureau’s Ag in Motion mobile ag education display.

  • Collaborative Water Decisions: Moving from Concept to Action Training

    Providing those involved in the complex Water issues with additional effective tools, is one of the objectives of the October 14-16th training at the Wine Country Inn in Palisade.

  • CCALT's Fall Harvest Dinner

    It’s the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust’s 20th anniversary and is having a fall dinner to celebrate the milestone.

  • 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.

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