The 143rd CO State Fair Livestock Shows, Championships and Jr Livestock Sale on Livestream Aug 27 – Labor Day…


WATCH the ARCHIVES of all the CSF Jr Livestock Shows & the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Jr Livestock Sale from the 142nd CO State Fair...CLICK HERE

CLICK HEREand then choose which webcast you want to watch!




*depending upon internet availability


10:00 am …………….. Market BEEF Show (LP)

2:00 pm ………………. Market GOAT Show (LP)

6:30 pm ………………. Colorado Farm Bureau Governor’s Beef Show



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08-28-15 NCGA Supports North Dakota Court Decision, Urges Senate Action on WOTUS…

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NCGA Supports North Dakota Court Decision, Urges Senate Action on WOTUS

WASHINGTON (August 28, 2015) – Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota issued a preliminary injunction against the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, postponing implementation of the “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule. Continue reading

08-28-15 Colorado, New Mexico Senators Welcome Environment and Public Works Oversight Hearing on the Gold King Mine Spill…

Colorado, New Mexico Senators Welcome Environment and Public Works Oversight Hearing on the Gold King Mine Spill  

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Tom Udall (D-NM), and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) welcomed an announcement that the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold an oversight hearing on the harmful impacts of Gold King Mine spill that occurred in southwest Colorado. Continue reading

08-28-15 NPPC Urges Delay In ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Rule…

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 28, 2015 – Following yesterday’s federal court injunction against a new Clean Water Act (CWA) rule, the National Pork Producers Council today strongly urged the Obama administration to delay implementation of the regulation, which would adversely affect hundreds of thousands of farmers, businesspeople and landowners. The organization also again asked the administration to withdraw it and to work with the agriculture and business communities to craft a rule ensuring the cleanliness of the nation’s rivers, streams and other waterways that the public can understand and with which it can easily comply.

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DENVER, COLORADO – Throughout October, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct its biannual Farm Labor Survey. NASS will reach out to more than 1,000 of Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming producers to accurately measure hired labor on farms located in the NASS Mountain Region States. Continue reading

08-28-15 CDA News: Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Update – Positive Diagnosis in Fifteen Colorado Counties…

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Tips for Shows & Fairs, Livestock Owners and Veterinarians

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – As of 8/26/2015, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has 65 locations in 15 counties under quarantine after horses, mules, and cattle herds tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS).

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08-28-15 NACD Submits Comments on EPA’s Proposal to Mitigate Acute Risk to Bees…


WASHINGTON, D.C.—August 28, 2015—NACD submitted comments today on the EPA’s Proposal to Mitigate Acute Risk to Bees as part of the National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators released on May 19, 2015.  The strategy is a response to President Obama’s June 2014 memorandum calling for the formation of a Pollinator Health Task Force made up of Federal agencies charged with developing a coordinated and more comprehensive strategy for improving honey bee and other pollinator health. Continue reading

08-28-15 Join Colorado Corn and many others at this year’s Pedal the Plains…

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Colorado Corn once again this year will have an educational booth set up along the Pedal the Plains Bicycle Tour.
The 2015 Pedal the Plains returns to the sweeping plains of northeastern Colorado,taking place Sept. 18-20 and passing through the host communities of Julesburg, Holyoke and Sterling, as well as a number of towns in between.

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08-28-15 Federal Court Ruling in North Dakota Blocks Implementation “Waters of the United States” Rule

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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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08-27-15 Colorado, Kansas & Nebraska Republican River Water Agreement Further Helps Water Users…

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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

08-27-15 WY Governor Mead Pleased with Judge’s Decision to Block WOTUS Rule…

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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

08-27-15 NACD Applauds Roll-out of Sage Grouse Initiative 2.0…


WASHINGTON, DC —August 27—  The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) applauds the renewed initiative announced today by USDA Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to preserve and protect greater sage grouse habitat.   The strategy, known as Sage Grouse Initiative 2.0 (SGI 2.0), will invest approximately $211 million through 2018 to assist ranchers making habitat improvements on their land to both benefit sage grouse and agricultural operations in the West.  Continue reading

08-27-15 USDA Unveils New Strategy to Conserve Sage Grouse Habitat on Private Lands…

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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

08-27-15 New Sage Grouse Strategy Unveiled: $760 Million Invested by 2018…


SGI-Sage Grouse Initiative logoAugust 27, 2015 – The Sage Grouse Initiative has enrolled 1,129 ranchers to conserve 4.4 million acres. We plan to double those numbers by 2018.

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

08-27-15 NCGA, DuPont Launch Third Year of New Leaders Program…

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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

08-27-15 2016 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus and Leadership Washington Focus registrations are now open!

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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

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08-27-15 CMU Op-Ed: Land Use Moving to Center of Colorado’s Water Supply Discussion…

CMU - Water Center HeaderWritten by: Hannah Holm, Coordinator, Water Center at Colorado Mesa University

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

08-26-15 CO Corn Letter to the Editor: Preserving agriculture yet another reason we need NISP now…

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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

08-26-15 ALB News: National Lamb Quality Audit Strategy Workshop Summary…

National Lamb Quality Audit Strategy Workshop Summary

Written by: Travis W. Hoffman

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

08-25-15 KDA News: Republican River Compact Administration to hold annual meeting Aug 27th in Lincoln, NE…

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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

08-24-15 Colorado Corn Growers Association urges implementation delay, withdrawal of controversial WOTUS rule

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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

08-24-15 BLM Colorado invites volunteers to participate in National Public Lands Day Sept 26th…

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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

Livestock Exchange, LLC Weekly Update…

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(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…


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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For more about Livestock Exchange, LLC – CLICK HERE

08-20-15 First Rocky Ford Dove Hunting Festival slated for September 1st-5th – REGISTER TODAY!

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Rudy Meyers Hunting with his dog(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


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08-21-15 CCALT’s 1st Annual Fall Harvest Dinner Sept 10th…

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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.

Click here to purchase tickets.

08-20-15 CDA News: Annual Directory Promotes Colorado Hay…

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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.

“We receive calls from hay buyers throughout Colorado and across the country requesting the publication,” said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “The directory continues to be a great way for Colorado producers to market their hay.”

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08-19-15 Monsanto: America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Awarding $10K Grants to Lone Star & Walsh Schools…


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

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


(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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For more information about Circle A Family Rodeo – CLICK HERE

For more information about the Weld County Livestock Association – CLICK HERE

Make plans to attend the WCLA’s Family Ranch Rodeo Scholarship Fundraiser in Keenesburg Sept 13th…

08-17-15 Feeders and Friends Arabelle Murphy Benefit RECAP w/Verlyn Mahan…


Brian Allmer with Ryan, Stacey & Arabelle Murphy@ the 13th Feeders & Friends Benefit Aug 15th just prior to the LIVE auction where $76,500 was raised for 15 month-old Arabelle and her family!

(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…


CLICK HERE to WATCH the webcast archive of the Ranch Rodeo , courtesy of BARN Media

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07-30-15 Farm Foundation News: Denver workshop Sept 28th will examine stewardship of antimicrobial drug use in livestock…

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Joe Swedberg, vice chair of the Farm Foundation, NFP Board of Directors

Joe Swedberg, vice chair of the Farm Foundation, NFP Board of Directors

(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…




Read the NAFB’s National Ag News for Friday, August 28th…

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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.”


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