01-30-18 OSU Crop Scientist Patrick Hayes discusses New “Buck” Naked Barley for Food, Feed and Brew…

Oregon State University Crop Scientist Patrick Hayes discusses New “Buck” Naked Barley for Food, Feed and Brew…

(BARN Media – FarmCast Radio -Briggsdale, CO) January 31, 2018 – Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) are giving an ancient grain a new life: this barley is naked, but not in an indecent way. And joining the CO Ag News Network & FarmCast Radio to discuss the “BUCK” barley variety is Patrick Hayes, Crop Scientist and part of the Oregon State University Barley Project…


Dr Patrick Hayes’ Biography

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01-30-18 Bennet, Colleagues Introduce ANTIQUITIES Act to Protect National Monuments from Trump Administration’s Attempts to Roll Back Protections

Bennet, Colleagues Introduce ANTIQUITIES Act to Protect National Monuments from Trump Administration’s Attempts to Roll Back Protections

Bill reinforces that only Congress can alter national monuments; directs new resources to enhance existing monuments

Washington, D.C. — Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with 17 Democratic senators, today introduced legislation to enhance protections for national monuments against the Trump administration’s unprecedented attacks on public lands. The America’s Natural Treasures of Immeasurable Quality Unite, Inspire, and Together Improve the Economies of States (ANTIQUITIES) Act of 2018 reinforces Congress’ intent in the Antiquities Act of 1906: only Congress has the authority to modify a national monument designation.

“The designation of Bears Ears National Monument protected sacred land, gave local tribes a voice in its management, and reflected the wishes of communities whose cultures and economies are grounded in this area. The President’s attempt over the past year to remove protections for Bears Ears and other national monuments is unprecedented and a shameful addition to our nation’s long and tragic history of broken promises to our tribes,” Bennet said. “With my colleagues, I will work to advance this bill to enhance protections for Bears Ears, Canyons of the Ancients, and other existing national monuments – putting an end to this administration’s continuous attempts to tear down our country’s legacy of protecting wild and sacred places.” Continue reading

01-30-18 NACD’s 72nd Annual Meeting Unites Conservation Leaders

NACD’s 72nd Annual Meeting Unites Conservation Leaders

More than 1,000 leaders in conservation from across the country gathered in Nashville, Tenn., to celebrate the 2018 NACD Annual Meeting, network and gain insight on the central challenges facing their work in the field. Continue reading

01-30-18 SUGARBEET GROWERS: AZteroid FC fungicide on American Crystal Sugar’s 2018 Gold Standards list

AZteroid FC fungicide on American Crystal Sugar’s 2018 Gold Standards list 

January 30, 2018 [Toronto, ON] – AZteroid FC fungicide, the only fertilizer-compatible fungicide for sugarbeets is included on American Crystal Sugar Company’s 2018 Ag Gold Standards list for 2018.

AZteroid FC is unique among sugarbeet fungicides because it can be mixed in the same tank with starter fertilizer and applied at plant to control rhizoctonia, and to maximize yield and sugar content.  Continue reading

01-30-18 2018 CLA Annual Meeting & Colorado’s Finest Celebration

2018 Colorado Livestock Association’s Annual Meeting & Colorado’s Finest Celebration

April 4-5, 2018 | Embassy Suites | Loveland, CO

Sponsorship & Vendor Info

DEADLINE: March 9, 2018

The Colorado Livestock Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting offers the opportunity for your company to reach livestock producers throughout the state to share your products or services through sponsorship.

All sponsorship opportunities and trade show booths will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.


01-30-18 The 2018 Southern Rocky Mountain Agricultural Conference & Trade Fair in Monte Vista Feb 6-7

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2018 Southern Rocky Mountain Agricultural Conference and Trade Fair

February 6-8-Ski Hi Park-Monte Vista, CO

Join us for this three day event, where we will be covering all of the latest agricultural topics.This Conference provides information for sustainable and profitable production and management strategies for potato growers, small grain, forage growers and livestock producers of the San Luis Valley.  This Conference strives to provide growers the latest local and regional research information available for growers to not only improve their operations, but to become more successful. Continue reading

01-3-18 CSU EXT: SEA Says: Prowers County Youth Selected to Represent Colorado at National 4-H Conference

Prowers County youth selected as one of six in the state to represent Colorado at National 4-H conference

In December of 2017, Angelina Downing interviewed with the state 4-H
office to represent Colorado at the national 4-H Conference in April of
this year.

Downing says “I was a little bit nervous because I interviewed
last year and was just out of the running by one person.” As the holidays
went by and the new year moved in, Downing waited patiently for the
call. At the beginning of January that call was received. Out of several
candidates around the state she was selected. Her mother Alicia
Downing states, “I have never been so proud of my daughter. She has
blossomed because of 4-H”.

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01-30-18 USDA, FDA Announce Formal Agreement to Bolster Coordination and Collaboration

Secretary Perdue and Commissioner Gottlieb announce formal agreement at the White House.

USDA, FDA Announce Formal Agreement to Bolster Coordination and Collaboration

(WASHINGTON, D.C., January 30, 2018) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. announced at the White House today a formal agreement aimed at making the oversight of food more efficient and effective by bolstering coordination between the two agencies. The formal agreement outlines efforts to increase interagency collaboration, efficiency and effectiveness on produce safety and biotechnology activities, while providing clarity to manufacturers.

“Today, Commissioner Gottlieb and I signed a formal agreement to promote coordination and the streamlining of capacities and obligations on shared concerns and jurisdiction,” said Secretary Perdue. “Congress passed the Food Safety Modernization Act and assigned responsibilities to the USDA and the FDA. The USDA has the knowledge and expertise to support the FDA’s work related to farming. We at the USDA have a motto: Do Right, and Feed Everyone. We believe this joint effort will help us move one step closer to that goal.” Continue reading

01-30-18 CFA: Colorado Agriculture in the Classroom Scholarships Available…

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CFA: Colorado Agriculture in the Classroom Scholarships Available…

You can choose to attend:

FORT COLLINS – June 11-15, 2018 or

SAN LUIS VALLEY – June 18-22, 2018

DENVER – June 25-29, 2018

This is a five day course designed for teachers who have little or no agriculture background. Continue reading

01-30-18 CFVGA Conference in Denver Feb. 19-20…Pre-Register by Feb 5th and SAVE!

CFVGA Conference Feb. 19-20, Denver

New this Year: Innovation Tech Pitch

Register by Feb. 5 for Early Rates
The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association’s (CFVGA) Fourth Annual Conference Feb. 19-20, 2018, will feature experts on labor and food safety, both primary topics of concern to Colorado produce growers. In addition, the two-day event will culminate in a Tech Pitch, showcasing innovations to help the produce industry work more efficiently and to solve some its most pressing challenges. Continue reading

01-30-18 CO Pork Producers Council Annual Meeting – Registration now open!

CPPC Annual Meeting – Registration now open!

Colorado Pork Producers Annual meeting February 22, 2018 Warwick Hotel, 1776 Grant Street, Denver, CO

Jay Hill at Hill Farms…courtesy of Grace Robertson Photography

Keynote Speaker: Jay Hill, 2015 US Faces for Farming, US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, farmer and AgVocate,  telling a wonderful story with his photography! You wont want to miss this. CPPC also invites legislators to join them for lunch at beginning at 11:30!

  • PQA+ Train the Trainer Training
  • Update on National Pork Board and National Pork Producers Council activities.
  • Election of 2018 Pork Act Delegates
  • Youth programming update
  • Meet the faces of State Vets office and US Meat Export Federation
  • Prizes and a pork feast!

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