07-08-20 The White House: President Trump and Mexico’s President Lopez Obrador Will Talk Long-Term Solution to Illegal Immigration & USMCA Implementation

 

The White House: President Trump and Mexico’s President Lopez Obrador Will Talk Long-Term Solution to Illegal Immigration & USMCA Implementation

This afternoon, President Trump will welcome President of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to the White House, where they will discuss “a long-term strategy to target illegal migration,” Anna Giaritelli writes in the Washington Examiner.

In addition to decreasing illegal immigration, historic cooperation between the United States and Mexico recently led to President Trump’s NAFTA-replacing United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which took effect one week ago today.

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07-08-20 USDA designates 2 Kansas & 3 Colorado counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

USDA designates 2 Kansas & 3 Colorado counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2020 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated two Kansas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Greeley and Haskell counties who suffered losses due to recent drought, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency emergency loans.

This natural disaster designation allows FSA to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters. Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including the replacement of essential items such as equipment or livestock, reorganization of a farming operation or the refinance of certain debts.

Producers in the contiguous Kansas counties of Finney, Grant, Gray, Hamilton, Kearny, Meade, Seward, Stevens, Wallace, and Wichita, as well as Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Prowers counties in Colorado, are also eligible to apply for emergency loans.

The deadline to apply for these emergency loans is Feb. 25, 2021.

Perdue also designated three Colorado counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Elbert, El Paso, and Kit Carson counties who suffered losses due to recent drought, may be eligible for USDA FSA emergency loans.

This natural disaster designation allows FSA to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters. Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including the replacement of essential items such as equipment or livestock, reorganization of a farming operation or the refinance of certain debts.

Producers in the contiguous Colorado counties of Arapahoe, Cheyenne, Crowley, Douglas, Fremont, Lincoln, Pueblo, Teller, Washington, and Yuma as well as Cheyenne, Sherman, and Wallace counties in Kansas, are also eligible to apply for emergency loans.

The deadline to apply for these emergency loans is Feb. 25, 2021.

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07-08-20 Tri-State News: Craig Station Unit 2 owners announce retirement date of Sept. 30, 2028

Tri-State News: Craig Station Unit 2 owners announce retirement date of Sept. 30, 2028

As previously announced, Unit 1 will retire by the end of 2025 and Unit 3 will retire by 2030

July 8, 2020 – Craig, CO – After months of analysis and discussion, the five owners of the Craig Station Unit 2 have reached a unanimous decision to retire the 410-megawatt generating unit on Sept. 30, 2028. Continue reading

07-08-20 Conaway: Initial Purchase for USDA Vaccine Bank Welcome News for American Livestock Producers

Conaway: Initial Purchase for USDA Vaccine Bank Welcome News for American Livestock Producers

Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the initial purchase of vaccine for the National Animal Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank:

“I thank Under Secretary Greg Ibach for securing foot-and-mouth disease vaccine as well as his continued commitment to USDA’s animal pest and disease response. This was one of my top priorities during the 2018 Farm Bill process, and while I hope we never need it, the National Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank will give American livestock producers rapid-response capabilities should a devastating outbreak occur.” Continue reading

07-08-20 AEM Applauds Legislation to Strengthen Manufacturing in America

AEM Applauds Legislation to Strengthen Manufacturing in America

Washington, D.C. – Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) president Dennis Slater today issued the following statement supporting introduction of legislation to strengthen manufacturing by U.S. Senator Gary Peters of Michigan:

“The Association of Equipment Manufacturers commends the introduction of the National Institute of Manufacturing Act to strengthen the manufacturing sector and ensure the future competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing in the global economy,” said Dennis Slater, president of AEM. “Equipment manufacturers represent twelve percent of the entire U.S. manufacturing sector and supports 2.8 million family-sustaining jobs across the country. We need a comprehensive, coordinated, and competent national effort in support of the manufacturing sector and its workforce. This legislation will reduce redundancies and improve efficiencies across existing federal manufacturing programs and ensure that the federal government is better positioned to respond to rapid changes in the global manufacturing landscape. Senator Gary Peters knows firsthand the challenges and opportunities facing equipment manufacturers, and he has been a steadfast advocate for the industry in the United State Senate. We applaud the Senator for his vision and leadership to ensure the federal government is better positioned to support the industry and urge all Democrat and Republican Senators to support this important legislation.”

“With a long and rich history of manufacturing hundreds of world class products in Winn, Michigan, we know first-hand the critical role that manufacturing plays as the engine that drives the economy by creating jobs, opportunity, and prosperity for Americans,” said John Foote, senior vice president at Morbark. “This has been especially true in our rural central Michigan area. We also recognize the need for a more far-reaching and strategic approach to ensure that the manufacturing sector and its workforce receives the resources and leadership they need to continue to innovate and manufacture in Michigan and across the United States. We would like to thank Senator Gary Peters for his steadfast leadership to strengthen the sector and ensure the future competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing in the global economy. Senator Peters has personally met with us in the past, listened to our needs and responded proactively. We hope that his colleagues in the United States Senate will support his legislation and work in a bipartisan and collaborative fashion to make America the best country in the world to manufacture.”

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07-09-20 Colorado’s State Ag Department Labs Awarded Top Green Lab Certification

Colorado’s State Ag Department Labs Awarded Top Green Lab Certification

BROOMFIELD, CO – July 8, 2020 – The Colorado Department of Agriculture is proud to announce that it has achieved the highest level of certification from My Green Lab, becoming the first government lab in the United States to achieve this level of laboratory sustainability. The My Green Lab Certification Program is a global sustainability standard that requires scientists to adopt best practices to help reduce energy, water and waste, and minimize the use of hazardous and toxic chemicals.

CDA’s laboratory waste reduction goals are in accordance with the department’s larger strategic plan goals for sustainability. CDA’s sustainability goals are also in alignment with the Greening Government Executive Order signed by Governor Polis late last year directing government operations to focus on energy efficient and sustainable practices.

“Colorado continues leading the way toward sustainability and I’m so proud of the work being done at our Department of Agriculture,” said Governor Jared Polis. “It’s going to take all of us working together to reach our goal of 100% renewable energy by 2040. Colorado’s agriculture industry is a critical part of our state’s economy and will be an important part of our clean energy future.”

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07-08-20 NPPC Applauds USDA for First Significant FMD Vaccine Bank Purchase


NPPC Applauds USDA for First Significant FMD Vaccine Bank Purchase

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 8, 2020 – The establishment of a robust Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank—a top, long-term priority for the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC)—came closer to reality today as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its first significant vaccine purchase. NPPC was instrumental in advocating for establishment of the FMD vaccine bank as part of the 2018 Farm Bill.

Currently, the USDA, which has prescribed vaccination for dealing with an FMD outbreak, does not have access to enough vaccine should an outbreak occur. FMD is an infectious viral disease that affects cloven-hooved animals, including cattle, pigs and sheep; it is not a food safety or human health threat. The disease is endemic in many parts of the world and would have widespread, long-term fallout for livestock and crop agriculture, including the immediate loss of export markets.

“Today’s announcement is momentous, representing years of NPPC advocacy to ensure U.S. agriculture is protected should we have an FMD outbreak,” said NPPC President Howard “AV” Roth, a hog farmer from Wauzeka, Wisconsin. “While U.S. pork producers and other farmers face significant challenges and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a solution to FMD preparedness is in our grasp. We thank USDA and especially Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach for proceeding with such an important effort and look forward to continuing to work with the agency to ensure the FMD vaccine bank is adequately stocked.”

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07-06-20 President Donald J. Trump Offers his appreciation for the nation’s Farmers and NAFB Farm Broadcasters

President Donald J. Trump Offers his appreciation for the nation’s Farmers and NAFB Farm Broadcasters

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07-08-20 Janie VanWinkle Takes the Reins as Colorado Cattlemen’s Association’s Next President

Janie VanWinkle Takes the Reins as Colorado Cattlemen’s Association’s Next President 

Janie VanWinkle was elected as Colorado Cattlemen’s Association’s (CCA) 115th President during CCA’s Leadership Election and Social Hour on Wednesday, July 1. VanWinkle has served on CCA’s Board of Directors for over six years, and has spent countless hours promoting and advocating on behalf of the beef industry. Janie follows Steve Wooten, outgoing CCA President, from Kim, Colo.

Janie and her husband, Howard, own and operate VanWinkle Ranch, LLC, located in Mesa County just outside of Fruita, Colo. Janie has a diverse background, including working in a corporate environment as well as a small-business owner. The VanWinkle family have been active members of CCA for over 30 years. Janie, Howard, and their son Dean, the fifth generation on the ranch, proudly provide safe and nutritious beef for consumers in their local community and beyond.

“Thank you to CCA’s membership for having the confidence in me and allowing me the opportunity to serve as your President. It’s certainly very humbling. One of my intentions as President is to focus on our connection to the consumer. I believe that this could help us with a myriad of issues, particularly the wolf ballot initiative, which is imperative to defeat this November,” said VanWinkle. “We need to connect better with our consumers and build trust, because our consumers are the reason we are in business,” VanWinkle continued.

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07-08-20 CCA Honors Leaders at first Virtual 2020 Annual Convention

CCA Honors Leaders at first Virtual 2020 Annual Convention

DENVER, CO – JULY 6, 2020 – Nearly 100 cattle ranchers and industry stakeholders gathered around their computers on Wednesday, July 1 for the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) Leadership Election and Social Hour. Leaders were recognized and the CCA Board of Directors settled into their new roles; while attendees saw familiar faces and reconnected with old colleagues and friends.

The event kicked-off a series of virtual meetings that CCA will hold in place of its traditional 2020 Annual Convention, which was moved online due to government regulations and gathering restrictions. The revised event will still provide educational sessions, networking opportunities, leadership recognition, and policy development. CCA is dedicated to delivering an exceptional and special event in this new, online format and also plans to host in-person meetings later on this fall.

The evening began with the nominating portion of CCA’s Business Session. Jim Santomaso was nominated as the newest CCA Board of Directors member for the Northeast Quarter of the state. After the nominations concluded, Tim Lehmann was wished farewell and honored for his service on the CCA board, while Philip Anderson was recognized as the outgoing Chairman. Steve Wooten gave his departing speech as he moved on from his role as CCA President and welcomed Janie VanWinkle as the 2020-2021 president, where she addressed the virtual crowd.

CCA is pleased to welcome the CCA 2020-2021 Board of Directors:

President: Janie VanWinkleFruita
President-Elect: Troy MarshallBurlington
1st Vice President: Philip AndersonWalden
2nd Vice President: Robert FarnamBrush
Treasurer: Brett DatteriGreeley
Northeast quarter reps: Jim MagnusonEaton & Jim SantomasoSterling
Northwest quarter reps: Tom HarringtonCarbondale & Mike CamblinMaybell 
Southwest quarter reps: Al HeatonCortez & Mark LeValleyHotchkiss
Southeast quarter reps: Curt RussellSugar City & R.J. JollyKit Carson
Immediate Past President: Steve WootenKim
Past President: Mike HogueSteamboat Springs

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07-08-20 Jointly Funded Project Will Look for Gaps in US Pork Industry Biosecurity

Jointly Funded Project Will Look for Gaps in US Pork Industry Biosecurity

For Immediate Release: July 8, 2020

Des Moines, Iowa –The National Pork Board (NPB) and Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) are funding a 12-month long project, with the collaboration of the National Pork Producers Council and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, to identify gaps in U.S. pork industry national biosecurity. The goal is to prevent entry of foreign animal disease (FAD) into the country by addressing the identified biosecurity gaps. The National Swine Disease Council (NSDC) represents all of these organizations collectively and provides oversight to the project. Following a competitive proposal process, the NSDC awarded EpiX Analytics of Fort Collins, Colorado, with the project.

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07-08-20 WDA Launches Wyoming Ag Stress Resource

WDA Launches Wyoming Ag Stress Resource

The Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA) has launched a web resource focused on supporting Wyoming producers with agriculture related stress and mental health.

Agriculture producers have faced significant challenges in recent years like the coronavirus pandemic, regulatory difficulties, market uncertainty, significant weather events, and more. With so many factors out of a producer’s control, this profession can be overwhelmingly stressful at times. In response, the WDA pulled together a variety of information and resources to support those dealing with ag-related stress.

“Agriculture and the people involved in this industry are the backbone of our state,” said Doug Miyamoto, Director of the Wyoming Department of Agriculture. “We recognize that this industry is difficult and these can be challenging times for our producers so we gathered and compiled a wide variety of information on this page as a resource to assist in the well-being of our Wyoming producers.”

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READ the NAFB’s National Ag News for Wednesday, July 8th…

READ the NAFB’s National Ag News for Wednesday, July 8th…

Sponsored by the American Farm Bureau Federation

Ag Economy Barometer Shows Some Optimism

Farmer sentiment improved again in June as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 14 points to 117. The barometer’s rise was fueled by improvements in both the Index of Current Conditions, which rose to a reading of 99, 19 percent higher than a month earlier, and the Index of Future Expectations, which climbed to 126, 12 percent higher than in May. The improvement in farmer sentiment left the Ag Economy Barometer seven percent below one year earlier, while the Index of Future Expectations was still ten percent below its June 2019 level. However, the Index of Current Conditions was two percent higher than in June 2019, likely reflecting considerably improved spring planting conditions throughout much of the nation, in addition to support from USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Four out of ten farmers surveyed said that as a result of concerns about COVID-19, they are conducting more business online, and over half of respondents said they are less likely to attend in-person educational events in 2020.

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Barchart Releases July Yield Forecast

An industry data and technology provider predicts 2020 corn yield at 173.8 bushels per acre for corn and 48.8 bushels per acre for soybeans. Barchart, a technology company that provides market data, released its July yield forecast Tuesday. The report shows an increase in forecasted corn yield relative to the June 2 report, which forecasted end of season yield for corn at 172.4 bushels per acre. There was no change in the soybean yield compared to the June report. Released for free to the public on the first Tuesday of each month during the growing season, the cmdty (commodity) Yield Forecast Index series allows users to get insights to guide their business decisions ahead of the USDA’s WASDE report, due out this Friday. Barchart’s cmdty Yield Forecast Indexes, which correctly predicted 2019 USDA soybean yield figures three months in advance, are calculated using the latest geospatial and remote sensing technology, and provide users with daily insights on over 3,000 individual growing areas in the United States.

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House Ag Appropriations Committee Approves 2021 Bill

The House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee approved the fiscal year 2021 agriculture appropriations bill this week. Committee Chairman Sanford Bishop Jr, a Georgia Democrat, says the bill rejects the Trump administration’s drastic cuts and “instead builds on the four COVID-19 supplemental bills Congress passed this spring.” The bill includes total discretionary funding of $23.98 billion, representing a $487 million increase from 2020. Notable features include $4.2 billion for rural development programs, including $1 billion for rural broadband. The bill provides $68.2 billion in required mandatory spending for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, including $3 billion for the SNAP reserve fund. The bill also includes language to block the Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents final rule and the Standard Utility Allowance proposed rule. The bill also blocks USDA from granting line-speed waivers at meat processing facilities during the public health emergency.

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USDA Provides New Crop Insurance Options

The Department of Agriculture this week announced changes to several crop insurance policies that the agency says improves options for producers. USDA introduced the Quality Loss Option, a new unit structure assignment option for Enterprise Units and new procedures for Multi-County Enterprise Units. Risk Management Agency Administrator Martin Barbre says the changes “provide producers more flexibility and options” to farmers. The new Quality Loss Option is in response to the 2018 Farm Bill that required the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation to research and develop methods of adjusting for quality losses. The new Quality Loss Option allows producers to replace post-quality production amounts in their Actual Production History databases with pre-quality production amounts, thereby increasing their actual yields for individual crop years. For Enterprise Units and Multi-County Enterprise Units, a new unit structure assignment option was added. Crop insurance is sold and delivered solely through private crop insurance agents. Learn more about the changes at rma.usda.gov.

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Bill Seeks to Expand Online SNAP Retailers

The Expanding SNAP Options Act of 2020 seeks to increase online Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participation. Introduced last week by Senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin, both Illinois Democrats, the bill expands the number of retailers approved for SNAP online. The National Grocers Association supports the legislation, which the organization says, “will be instrumental in helping grocers process online SNAP payments.” Specifically, the bill creates a technical assistance center to support independent grocers and provides grants to retailers who need financial assistance in offering SNAP online. The bill also develops an online and app-based portal for EBT redemption and expands SNAP online to all states nationwide. Senator Duckworth says the bill will “provide grocers of all sizes with the technical assistance needed to ensure all families have the same opportunity to safely purchase groceries online.” Companion legislation is expected to be introduced in the House in the coming days from U.S. Representative Robin Kelly, also an Illinois Democrat.

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Gavins Point Dam Decreases Missouri River Water Releases

Below-normal precipitation in the upper Missouri Basin during June resulted in slightly below-average June runoff. As a result, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reduced water releases from Gavins Point Dam to 30,000 cubic feet per second. The 2020 calendar year upper basin runoff forecast, updated on July 1, is 31.2 Million Acre Feet, 121 percent of average. Average annual runoff for the upper basin is 25.8 million-acre feet. While above average, the forecast is welcomed along the Missouri River Basin, plagued by flooding last year. Work continues along the river to repair and improve levees that protect farmland. Much of that runoff was due to wet soil conditions early this spring and snowmelt runoff.  John Remus, chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Missouri River Basin Water Management Division, says, “remaining summer runoff will depend on rainfall events.” Soils continue to dry out in the upper Missouri River Basin due to well-below normal precipitation and warmer-than-normal temperatures. And, drought conditions have expanded across much of western portion of the Basin.

SOURCE: NAFB News Service

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07-07-20 USDA-FSA: May Margin Triggers Dairy Margin Coverage Program Payment

USDA-FSA: May Margin Triggers Dairy Margin Coverage Program Payment

Income-over-feed margin for May triggers third payment for 2020

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced that the May 2020 income over feed cost margin was $5.37 per hundredweight (cwt.), triggering the third payment of 2020 for dairy producers who purchased the appropriate level of coverage under the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program.

Richard Fordyce, USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator

“This payment comes at a critical time for many dairy producers,” said FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce. “DMC has proved to be a worthwhile risk management tool, providing dairy producers with much- needed financial support when markets are most volatile.”

To date, FSA has issued more than $176 million in program benefits to dairy producers who purchased DMC coverage for 2020.

Authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill, DMC is a voluntary risk management program that offers protection to dairy producers when the difference between the all-milk price and the average feed price (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer. Over 13,000 operations enrolled in the program for the 2020 calendar year. Continue reading

07-07-20 Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Announces July 9th Hearing

Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Announces July 9th Hearing

COGCC’s new professional commission to host first hearing, July 9 
DENVER – The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) invites the public and stakeholders to attend the newly appointed Commission’s first Hearing, July 9. Required by SB 19-181, the COGCC transitioned from a volunteer to a professional, full-time 5-member commission structure on July 1. Learn more about the new commission and members at https://cogcc.state.co.us/about.html#/commissioners.

“We are looking forward to introducing the new commissioners to our staff, stakeholders and the public at this first hearing,” said COGCC Chair Jeff Robbins. “The combined experience and knowledge of the new commission brings new, added capacity to help protect public health, safety, welfare, wildlife and the environment. We are all excited to participate in the next phases of SB 19-181 rulemakings and to ensure that Colorado’s oil and gas industry operates in the most protective manner. ”
July COGCC Hearing Information:
  • Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Location: NOTE: There will not be an in-person location meeting for this Hearing.
  • Remote Access (Zoom): NOTE: COGCC encourages attendees to join using the computer, not phone, for best participation and interaction.
  • Phone: (669) 900-6833
  • Computer: https://zoom.us/j/276180529
  • Meeting ID: 276 180 5299
  • Further information & Agenda: https://cogcc.state.co.us/reg.html#/hearings

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07-07-20 News from BAYER: Rejuvra™ Herbicide Receives EPA Approval – WEBINAR AVAILABLE NOW

News from BAYER: Rejuvra™ Herbicide Receives EPA Approval

New herbicide is a long-term, economical solution for the control of invasive annual grasses
Restoration of annual grass invaded landscapes Webinar: Overview of the devastating impacts of invasive annual grasses, regional scale strategies to tackle the problem, on-the-ground examples of restoration, and introduction to a new rangeland restoration herbicide providing multi-year annual grass control.

CARY, N.C. (June 29, 2020) – The Vegetation Management business within Bayer CropScience LP, announces that Rejuvra™ herbicide was approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The herbicide is federally registered for controlling invasive weed species on rangeland, CRP land and natural areas, including grazed areas on these sites.

Rejuvra is a pre-emergent herbicide and restoration tool that is showing consistent multi-year control of invasive annual grasses like cheatgrass-downy brome, medusahead and ventenata. With just one application, Rejuvra stops the need for yearly applications that only combat the symptom, not the problem of controlling the weed seed bank.

By controlling invasive annual grasses, remnant desirable perennial grasses and forbs can recolonize. Forage quantity and quality is improved and wildfire risk is reduced. Trial work across the western United States showed that areas treated with Rejuvra demonstrated a two-to-three-fold increase in perennial grass biomass, compared to untreated areas. A single pre-emergent application of Rejuvra provides consistent multi-year control of invasive annual grasses, reducing costs associated with time and labor.

“We are excited that Rejuvra herbicide has received federal approval from the EPA,” said Bayer Head of Vegetation Management Marketing, North America, Tiffany Fremder. “We are thrilled to provide ranchers and rangeland managers with an economical solution for multi-year invasive annual grass control that results in weed seed bank depletion and increased perennial grass and forb forage production.”

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07-07-20 Inside USDA Colorado’s Farm Service Agency with State Executive Director Clarice Navarro

Inside USDA Colorado’s Farm Service Agency with State Executive Director Clarice Navarro

BRIGGSDALE, CO – July 7, 2020 – Former Colorado state Rep. Clarice Navarro, a Republican from Pueblo, resigned her seat in the Colorado House of Representatives on Nov. 12 of 2017 after which she was appointed as the executive director of the Colorado Farm Service Agency by the Trump administration…and she joins me on the Colorado Ag News Network and FarmCast Radio discussing several topics including:

  • Navarro’s Background
  • Recap USDA Sec Perdue’s June 19th Ag Producer Panel in Keenesburg – CLICK HERE TO WATCH
  • Reaction to President Trump’s Message this Week to Farmers & NAFB Broadcasters – CLICK HERE to listen to his message
  • Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, CFAP Status Update (If you have CFAP questions please call 1-877-508-8364 or visit www.farmers.gov/cfap)
  • USDA Disaster programs in response to weather issues (Western Slope Freeze in April  & Pueblo County Drought this Summer)
  • FSA Signup Deadlines (Acreage Reports, etc)
  • Find out more about the Conservation Reserve Program and if Emergency Grazing is a possibility this summer/fall or not…
  • FSA Office Operational Status due to COVID situation
  • Jeff Rasmussen is the New County Executive Director for Weld County following retirement of Jeff Wilson
  • & More

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Learn more about FSA Colorado by visiting https://www.fsa.usda.gov/state-offices/Colorado/index

07-07-20 Colorado Governor Polis Takes Further Action to Address COVID-19…Extends Disaster Declaration for Additional 30 Days

Colorado Governor Polis Takes Further Action to Address COVID-19

DENVER – Governor Jared Polis signed an Executive Order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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07-07-20 CME Group: Farmer sentiment rebounds amidst ongoing COVID-19 concerns

CME Group: Farmer sentiment rebounds amidst ongoing COVID-19 concerns

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO, July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Farmer sentiment improved in June for the second month in a row, rebounding from sharp declines that took place in both March and April, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The index was up 14 points from May to a reading of 117. The Ag Economy Barometer is based on responses from 400 U.S. agricultural producers with this month’s survey conducted from June 22-26, 2020.

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