2015 COLORADO STATE FAIR
BARN MEDIA LIVE & ARCHIVED WEBCAST EVENT SCHEDULE
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FRIDAY Aug 28
10:00 am …………….. Market BEEF Show (LP)
2:00 pm ………………. Market GOAT Show (LP)
6:30 pm ………………. Colorado Farm Bureau Governor’s Beef Show
8:00 pm ………………. GRAND CHAMPION MARKET GOAT SELECTION (LP)
8:30 pm ………………. GRAND CHAMPION MARKET BEEF SELECTION (LP)
SATURDAY Aug 29 Continue reading
Federal Court Ruling in North Dakota Blocks Implementation “Waters of the United States” Rule
WASHINGTON (August 28, 2015) — National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Philip Ellis statement regarding Federal Court ruling in North Dakota that will Block EPA and the Army Corps’ “Waters of the United States” rule.
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“Injunction Granted: WOTUS Delayed for 13 States”
Late Thursday afternoon, a North Dakota federal judge granted an injunction against the Waters of the U.S. rule, effectively delaying implementation by the Environmental Protection Agency for 13 states. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against the rule, while two other courts denied the injunction this week. Erickson said “the risk of irreparable harm to the states is both imminent and likely,” granting the injunction. Earlier in the day, the EPA had remained on track to implement the rule, according to the Hagstrom report. The Obama administration will implement the Clean Water Rule as scheduled Friday everywhere but those 13 states. Two other federal judges had denied injunctions in separate cases. The court document from the North Dakota judge stated “it appears likely that the EPA has violated its Congressional grant of authority.” The states included in the injunction are: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.”
“USDA Unveils New Strategy to Conserve Sage Grouse Habitat on Private Lands” Continue reading
Republican River Compact Adjustments to Benefit Basin Water Users
(Lincoln, Neb.) Today, the states of Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska have reached an agreement that will ensure more certainty to the basin’s water users in both Nebraska and Kansas. The agreement, in the form of a Resolution approved by the Republican River Compact Administration (RRCA), was achieved through collaborative negotiations that began in April 2015 and will provide timely notice and access to water for the 2016 irrigation season. Continue reading
WY Governor Mead Pleased with Judge’s Decision to Block WOTUS Rule
A federal district judge in North Dakota issued a preliminary injunction today, blocking implementation of the EPA’s controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. A coalition, including Wyoming, of 12 states and two New Mexico state agencies urged the court to enter a preliminary injunction at a hearing last week in Fargo.
“I am pleased with the court’s decision. It keeps the rule from taking effect tomorrow, August 28th,” Governor Mead said. “I requested that EPA withdraw this rule from the beginning. It was badly flawed then and remained badly flawed throughout the rulemaking process.” Continue reading
PORTLAND, Ore., August 27, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a four-year strategy that will invest approximately $211 million through 2018 in conservation efforts to benefit the greater sage grouse. The strategy, known as Sage Grouse Initiative 2.0, will build on successful public and private conservation efforts made since 2010 to improve sage grouse habitat. The new plan will provide additional assistance for ranchers to make conservation improvements to their land, which mutually benefits the iconic bird and agricultural operations in 11 Western states. Continue reading
Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a renewed commitment to voluntary, incentive-based conservation efforts to bring back sage grouse populations. Vilsack unveiled the Sage Grouse Initiative 2.0 Investment Strategy, which includes an additional $211 million in Farm Bill funding for proactive voluntary conservation efforts to bring back sage grouse populations. Continue reading
NCGA, DuPont Launch Third Year of New Leaders Program
ST. LOUIS (August 27, 2015) — The National Corn Growers Association and DuPont are pleased to announce the third year of the NCGA DuPont New Leaders Program. The program is designed for corn growers who are newly active or considering involvement in agriculture leadership, and seek to build their communications skills so they can better serve their peers. Continue reading
2016 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus and Leadership Washington Focus registrations are now open!
With summer 2015 officially a wrap we are pleased to announce the opening of registration for 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus and Leadership Washington Focus 2016! We are expecting strong attendance in 2016 and the early weeks are already filling up – it’s never too early to secure your delegation’s space!
Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF)
CWF is a program for 4-H’ers entering grades 10-12 that takes place at the National 4-H Conference Center, just one mile from the Washington, D.C. border.
- Week 1: June 5-11– SOLD OUT
- Week 2: June 12-18
- Week 3: June 19-25
- Week 4: June 26- July 2
- Week 5: July 3- 9
- Week 6: July 10-16
- Week 7: July 17-23
Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) Continue reading
Not long ago, mentions of growth control as a tool to reduce water demands tended to be written off by Colorado water insiders as too complicated, outside the control of water providers and anti-economic development. Continue reading
Preserving agriculture yet another reason we need NISP now
Comment deadline for the project is Sept. 3.
During the past three decades, agricultural land in the South Platte Basin dropped from 1.1 million acres down to 813,000, as water left farms and ranches, sold to growing cities. Continue reading
National Lamb Quality Audit Strategy Workshop Summary
The American Lamb Board hosted a Strategy Workshop pertinent to American Lamb Quality in June 2015. The focus of the workshop was to develop a vision, goals, and an action plan from findings of a research project “Preferences and Complaints associated with American Lamb Quality in Retail and Foodservice Markets” (a.k.a. National Lamb Quality Audit). Researchers from Colorado State University and The Ohio State University presented results that included personal interviews with 120 protein purchasers within U.S. retail and foodservice. Further results included a benchmark of lamb product characteristics (i.e., size, cutability, and product label claims) available at retail from 12 geographically diverse locations. Continue reading
Manhattan, KS. – The Republican River Compact Administration (RRCA) will hold its 55th annual meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2015 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The RRCA 2015 meeting is hosted by the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources. The meeting will focus on water related issues and activities, including compact compliance, within the Republican River basin in Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas. Continue reading
As the Aug. 28 implementation date approaches for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule, the Colorado Corn Growers Association and many others across the nation are demanding that the EPA postpones implementing its controversial rule.
In addition to delayed implementation, the Colorado Corn Growers Association is strongly supporting congressional efforts to withdraw the rule once the Senate returns from its recess. In May, the House passed a bill that would force the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the poorly conceived WOTUS rule. However, the Senate still needs to move forward on its bill, S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act. Continue reading
BLM Colorado invites volunteers to participate in National Public Lands Day
Mark your calendars for Sept. 26, the 21st annual National Public Lands Day. National Public Lands Day is the largest hands-on volunteer effort on public lands in Colorado and across the country. With 8.3 million acres of public lands in Colorado, the BLM relies on and celebrates the help of volunteers to accomplish many important projects. Each year, more than 4,000 volunteers contribute more than 200,000 hours to the BLM in Colorado! Continue reading
(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) – Each week, Auctioneer Tyler Knode with Livestock Exchange, LLC. in Brush, CO will be inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network providing a RECAP of the previous week’s auctions and also a PREVIEW of upcoming cattle & hay auctions…
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08/24 – Livestock Exchange, LLC Recap & Preview w/Auctioneer Tyler Knode
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08/17 – Livestock Exchange, LLC Recap & Preview w/Auctioneer Tyler Knode
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(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) August 21, 2015 – Dove Hunting Season opens on September 1st and there is a new way to CELEBRATE and participate in it this year in SE Colorado. Joining the CO Ag News Network is Rudy Meyers Founder of the 1st Ever Rocky Ford Dove Hunting Festival coming up September 1-5…
MORE DETAILS BELOW… Continue reading
Join Colorado Cattlemens Agricultural Land Trust for their 1st Annual Harvest Dinner with music, cocktails and appetizers followed by a family-style dinner on Thursday, September 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.
Tickets are $85/person and children 10 and under are free.
Proceeds from the event will go toward conservation of Colorado’s agricultural lands.
BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture publishes the Colorado Hay Directory annually to help connect Colorado hay producers with buyers. The 2015 edition of the directory is available to the public at no cost.
Two Colorado school districts, Lone Star & Walsh, will receive $10,000 Grants…
BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO (August 19th, 2015) – Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education continues to be a priority for U.S. school districts. Investing now is vitally important, as the fastest-growing occupations require STEM proficiency.
Joining the Colorado Ag News Network inside the BARN by telephone is Heather Wolfe, Customer Advocacy Manager with Monsanto’s America’s Grow Rural Education Program…
Starting January 1, 2016, farmers can nominate a public school district in their community to apply for a $10,000 or $25,000 grant.
For more information about the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program and to view the official rules, a list of eligible states, counties and CRDs, visit www.GrowRuralEducation.com.
About the Monsanto Fund
The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the farm communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.
(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) August 18, 2015 – Joining the Colorado Ag News Network inside the BARN to discuss the upcoming WCLA Family Ranch Rodeo Scholarship Fundraiser is Dale Jackson, President of the Weld County Livestock Association along with Amber Thormodsgard, 2015 Scholarship Recipient & Cari Graybill, Circle A Family Rodeo Secretary (Pictured above)…
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(BARN Media – Briggsdale,CO) August 17, 2015 – Joining the Colorado Ag News Network Inside the BARN is Verlyn Mahan who recaps the 13th Feeders & Friends Arabelle Ryanne Murphy Benefit August 15th in New Raymer, CO…
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(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) – August 12, 2015 -Stewardship of medically-important antimicrobial drugs in food animals is the subject of workshop targeted to livestock producers, their feed suppliers and veterinarians in five states of the Western United States. One of the 12 regional Antimicrobial Workshops will be held on Sept. 28, 2015 at the National Western Stock Show, located @ 4655 Humboldt St. in Denver, CO.
Joining the Colorado Ag News Network to discuss the workshop in more detail is Joe Swedberg, vice chair of the Farm Foundation, NFP Board of Directors and is also the chair of the the project committee for the upcoming Antimicrobial Education workshops. Swedberg also just retired this past spring from Hormel Foods, where he was Vice President of Legislative Affairs…
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ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE Continue reading
Greeley, CO Thu Aug 27 2015 USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News
Colorado Hay Report
Compared to last week, all classes of hay traded steady on light demand with
the exception of Supreme and Premium quality alfalfa trending higher on light
offerings. Alfalfa Carried over from last year as well as this year?s 1st
cutting have suppressed demand for lower quality hay. RFV tests coming back on
2nd cutting alfalfa are noticeably better than the prior cutting due to better
haying conditions. The U.S. Drought Monitor was unchanged from the prior week
in the D0 Drought Category for Colorado holding at 2.04 percent. According to
NASS? Colorado Crop Progress report for the week ending August 23, 2015, crop
progress for 2nd cutting Alfalfa is at 96 percent and 3rd cutting is at 38
percent. Corn is 68 percent dough, and 33 percent dented, with corn silage at 5
percent harvested. Pasture and Range conditions are 1 percent Very Poor, 13
percent Poor, 25 percent Fair, 50 percent Good, and 11 percent Excellent. All
prices reported are FOB at the stack or barn unless otherwise noted. Prices
reflect load lots of hay.
If you have hay for sale or need hay, use the services of the Colorado
Department of Agriculture website: http://www.coloradoagriculture.com.
Northeast Colorado Areas Continue reading
Greeley, CO Thu Aug 27, 2015 USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News
Daily Grain Bids for Denver and Surrounding Areas
Spot bids to producers for grain delivered to terminal and country
elevators. Bids dollar/bu. except for Barley which is dollar/cwt.
Bids are as of 3:00 PM MST.
Bids Change (cents)
US 1 Hard Red Winter Wheat 4.14-4.45 2 to 3 lower
Up to 12 percent protein
US 2 Yellow Corn 3.79 2 higher
US 2 Barley 5.25 steady
———–PREVIOUS DAY’s DENVER CASH GRAIN BIDS————– Continue reading
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“Monsanto Announces Pull Back of Syngenta Offer”
Following reports from earlier this week that Monsanto had upped the bid, the company announced Wednesday that Monsanto is no longer pursuing the current proposal for Syngenta. In a news release, Monsanto announced Syngenta said Monsanto’s enhanced proposal did not meet financial expectations. Monsanto will continue its focus on opportunities within its existing core business and resume the implementation of its approved share repurchase program as soon as practical, according to the company. After the announcement, National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson said “this is clearly not only good news for family farmers, but for economically competitive markets as well.” The NFU Board of Directors had passed a resolution earlier this year opposing the potential merger.
“US Ban on Canadian Poultry Lifted” Continue reading