04-10-18 Jocelyn Hittle details CSU’s 1st Annual Water in the West Symposium coming to Denver April 26-27

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Jocelyn Hittle details CSU’s 1st Annual Water in the West Symposium coming to Denver April 26-27

Jocelyn Hittle, Director of Denver Program Development for the CSU System

(The BARN / FarmCast Radio) Briggsdale, CO April 10, 2018 – Colorado State University is hosting their 1st annual Water in the West Symposium April 26-27 at the McNichols Civic Center Building in Denver and joining the CO Ag News Network and FarmCast Radio to detail the event in detail is Jocelyn Hittle, Director of Denver Program Development for the CSU System

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04-26-18 Colorado Weekly Hay Report…

04-26-18 Family Farm Alliance Op-Ed by President Patrick O’Toole – CSU’s Water in the West Symposium

Family Farm Alliance Op-Ed by President Patrick O’Toole – CSU’s Water in the West Symposium

This week Colorado State University hosts the symposium, “Water in the West,” to discuss water policy and community, environment, and industry issues for Colorado and the entire West. The program includes a variety of Colorado politicians, policy makers and other business leaders, as well as the previous and current U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture.

Unfortunately, the conference agenda fails to include voices from the farming and rural communities of Colorado, a critical component of Western water use, even though it promises discussion of creative solutions addressing the needs of food producers. Continue reading

04-26-17 CAB: $33,500 in Colvin Scholarships to 6 Ag Students

cab-colvin-scholarship-logoCAB: $33,500 in Colvin Scholarships to 6 Ag Students

By Diane Meyer

Six aspiring college students were awarded $33,500 through the Certified Angus Beef  ® (CAB®) Colvin Scholarship Fund. Since 1999, the annual awards have supported future leaders in honor of the brand’s co-founding executive director of 21 years, Louis M. “Mick” Colvin. The program continues his legacy of inspiration and creative leadership.

2018 Undergraduate Recipients

$7,500: Elisabeth Loseke | Senior, Animal Science & Pre-Veterinary Medicine | University of Nebraska-Lincoln

$6,500: Kylie Philipps | Senior, Animal Science | University of Florida

$5,000: Macy Perry | Senior, Animal Science | Oklahoma State University

$4,000: Madison Butler | Senior, Animal Science | Oklahoma State University

$3,000: April Molitor | Junior, Animal Science | Texas Tech University

2018 Graduate Recipient

$7,500: Michael Cropp | First Year, Meat Science | Iowa State University

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04-26-18 CSFS: Communities Coming Together on Wildfire Preparedness Day, May 5th

CSFS: Communities Coming Together on Wildfire Preparedness Day, May 5th

DENVER – April 26, 2018 – Next Saturday, May 5, is “Wildfire Preparedness Day” in Colorado – a day when communities across the state come together to prepare for wildfires and take actions to reduce their wildfire risk. The proclamation, which dedicates a day to engage communities in focusing on activities that create awareness, education and action to reduce potential deaths and property losses through their preparedness efforts, coincides with the 2018 National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.

The National Wildfire Preparedness Day, which falls on the first Saturday in May each year, is organized by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) – an international nonprofit established in 1896 to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on quality of life by providing resources that are adapted by many states, including Colorado. Continue reading

The Denver Cash Grain Bids…

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Greeley, CO Thu Apr 26, 2018 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 4.17-4.42 5 lower
Up to 12 percent protein
 
US 2 Yellow Corn 3.76 1 lower
 
US 2 Barley – – not available
 
Source: USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News Service, Greeley, CO
Tammy Judson, Market Reporting Assistant (970)353-9750
24 Hour Market Report (970)353-8031
 
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USDA – FAS Weekly Export Sales Report for April 26th

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Weekly Export Sales for April 26th

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Soybean Growers Talking Tariffs, Trade on Capitol Hill

American Soybean Association farmer-leaders from across the country are on Capitol Hill this week to talk with lawmakers about the potential impact of Chinese tariffs on U.S. soybeans. ASA President John Heisdorffer says China purchases 61 percent of U.S. soybean exports, as well as 30 percent of the overall U.S. soybean production. “In short, trade with China matters and is vital not only to the hundreds of thousands of U.S. soybeans producers but to rural economies and communities that depend on them,’ Heisdorffer says. “Today, we’re asking lawmakers to support their communities and constituents by joining ASA in encouraging the administration to rethink the Section 301 tariffs, and instead, empower soybeans to continue to be part of the solution.” He says the growers have come to D.C. and left their fields during planting season to educate and convey the importance of trade with China. Heisdorffer says the message is clear: “A 25 percent tariff on U.S. soybeans into China will have a lasting effect on every soybean farmer in America.”

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Time Running Out to Participate in the 2017 Census of Agriculture

The National Ag Statistics Service wants to remind farmers and ranchers that the window is closing on the opportunity to participate in the 2017 Census of Agriculture. NASS has received more than 1.5 million completed questionnaires. However, the national return rate is currently lower than it was at this point in the 2012 Census. NASS is asking U.S. producers who have not returned their completed Census questionnaires to please do so as soon as possible in order to avoid follow-up phone calls or in-person visits. NASS Administrator Hubert Hamer says they’re very grateful for the responses they’ve received, but it’s important that the others who received a Census questionnaire join their neighbors, colleagues, friends, and family in being a part of the Census count. “If you produced and sold $1,000 or more of agricultural products in 2017, or normally would have produced and sold that much, we need to hear from you,” says Hamer. “If you’re a landowner who leases your land to a producer, we need to hear from you as well.” The Census of Agriculture is the only comprehensive source of agriculture data for every state and county in the nation. The data is used by policymakers, trade associations, researchers, agribusinesses, and many others.

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Farm State Senators Worry About Trade During Hearing

The Senate Agriculture Committee convened a hearing on Tuesday and expressed a great deal of concern over the trade strategy of President Donald Trump and its effects on the U.S. farm economy. Politico says farm-state senators used the opportunity to direct Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue to impress on the Trump administration just how sensitive commodity markets are to trade actions. Committee Chair Pat Roberts of Kansas says producers are being used as pawns in Trump’s crackdown on what he argues are unfair trade practices by China and other countries. After a full year in the Trump administration, Politico says Perdue has gotten good at defending the president’s trade actions while assuring farmers he has their back. Perdue says the updated trade agreement between the U.S. and South Korea is an example that the strategy is working, but he did acknowledge there wasn’t much added benefit for food producers in the new agreement. In the meantime, Trump announced Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (Muh-NOO-chin) and others will be traveling to China in a few days to hopefully negotiate a deal to help both countries avoid slapping tariffs on each other’s goods.

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NFU Board of Directors Opposes Current House Farm Bill

The National Farmers Union Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution opposing the current version of the House Farm Bill that passed out of the Ag Committee last week. The Board called on House members to make significant changes in the legislation before passing it. The Board says in a release that, “The House Farm Bill, as currently written, lacks the improvements needed to help farmers cope with continued low commodity prices. The bill fails to provide farmers with the tools they need to be the best possible stewards of our natural resources, and it reverses progress toward expanding access to local, regional, and specialty markets.” The NFU Board says the House bill also makes “unnecessary cuts” to programs that feed hungry Americans. Among the changes recommended by the NFU Board, they’d like to increase PLC reference prices to improve the farm safety net and offset possible trade retaliation. They’d like to strengthen payment limitations and actively engaged requirements for Title 1 programs. The NFU would also like to see dairy farmers provided enhanced price supports and a mechanism in place that manages our nation’s milk inventories to meet market demand.

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Trump Says NAFTA Talks Are “Doing Nicely”

President Donald Trump says this week that the North American Free Trade Agreement talks are “moving along nicely.” Bloomberg says trade ministers from Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. are meeting in Washington, D.C., and pushing to finish an agreement by early May. During a meeting with the president of France, Trump said, “NAFTA, as you know, is moving along. I could make a deal very quickly but I’m not sure that’s in the best interest of the United States. We’ll see what happens but we’re doing very well.” The trade head of the Mexican version of the Chamber of Commerce says an agreement on an updated NAFTA could be reached within the next ten days. If no deal is reached in the coming days, the Bloomberg report says it may make sense to put further negotiations on hold until the end of this year, or even early 2019. That’s because of the Mexican presidential election in July and the American midterm election in November. Negotiating teams have agreed on nine or ten more topic areas that are ready for the ministers to review. However, there are still some sticky issues left to deal with.

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USDA Launches Website Promoting Rural Development Best Practices

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched a new interactive website to help identify best practices for building rural prosperity. Anne Hazlett, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development, says communities need forward-thinking strategies to build strong futures. “The Rural Development Innovation Center is focused on identifying unique opportunities, pioneering new, creative solutions to tough challenges, and making Rural Development’s programs easier to understand, use, and access,” she says. The webpage will highlight effective strategies that have been used to create jobs, build infrastructure, strengthen partnernships, and promote economic development in rural America. An interactive feature allows webpage visitors to submit comments on ways USDA can improve the Rural Development program delivery. The Center staff will review the citizen recommendations and direct resources, services, and expertise that will help their communities create transformative solutions to complex rural challenges. The website will also highlight USDA resources that can be used for investments in infrastructure and innovation.

SOURCE: NAFB News Service

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04-25-18 Nation’s leaders attend 2018 Ducks Unlimited Capitol Hill Dinner

Nation’s leaders attend 2018 Ducks Unlimited Capitol Hill Dinner

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 25, 2018 – Last week, nearly 700 people gathered for the annual Ducks Unlimited Capitol Hill dinner and auction. More than 70 members of congress were in attendance, along with many congressional staff members, partners in agriculture and conservation, members of the Administration, Wetlands America Trustees and Ducks Unlimited volunteers and board members from around the country.

This year House Speaker Paul Ryan and Secretary Sonny Perdue were among those in attendance.

Pictured in row one from left to right: Rep. Jim Costa (CA), Rep. Bruce Poliquin (ME), Rep. Don Young (AK), Rep. Gary Palmer (AL). Pictured in row two from left to right: Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA), Sen. Mike Rounds (SD), Rep. Mike Coffman (CO), Rep. Dan Kildee (MI), Rep. Mike Conaway (TX), Rep. Ralph Abraham (LA), Rep. Ann Wagner (MO), Rep. Tim Walberg (MI). Rep. Glenn Grothman (WI), Rep. Bill Flores (TX), Rep. Rob Wittman (VA), Rep. Susan Brooks (IN), Rep. Bradley Byrne (AL), Sen. Rand Paul (KY), Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (MS). Pictured in row three from left to right: Rep. Liz Cheney (WY), Rep. Mike Johnson (LA), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (MN), Rep. Bob Latta (OH), Rep. Debbie Dingell (MI), Sen. Chris Coons (DE), Rep. Mike Thompson (CA), Rep. Ken Calvert (CA), Sen. Rob Portman (OH), Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE), Rep. Clay Higgins (LA), Rep. Dave Joyce (OH). Pictured in row four from left to right: Rep. Ron Kind (WI), Sen. Tom Carper (DE), Rep. Jason Smith (MO), Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ), Rep. Jeff Duncan (SC), Rep. Bruce Westerman (AR), Rep. Brad Schneider (IL), Rep. Paul Cook (CA), Sen. Dean Heller (NV), Sen. Martin Heinrich (NM), Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA), Rep. Austin Scott (GA).

“The Washington D.C. event on Capitol Hill is our opportunity to thank our bipartisan friends in Congress for their continued support of wetlands conservation,” said Dale Hall, CEO of Ducks Unlimited. “We celebrate those champions who fight for our natural resources every day with some of our most senior volunteers and partners. Their support is paramount in our effort to conserve some of the nation’s most critical habitat.” Continue reading

04-25-18 2018 Pedal the Plains Route: Kiowa – Bennet – Limon…September 14-16!

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Gov. Hickenlooper announces Pedal the Plains Route

DENVER — Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Today Gov. Hickenlooper along with the Denver Post Community Foundation, announced Kiowa, Bennett, and Limon as the host communities for this year’s Pedal The Plains bike ride.

The 188 mile, three-day tour will take place Sept. 14 – 16. The 2018 Tour includes a new gravel century ride. Registration is now open online at www.pedaltheplains.com. Continue reading

04-25-18 Watch the 2018 Pedal the Plains Route Announcement LIVE

https://www.facebook.com/PedalThePlains/videos/1241133755989398/

Weds Apr 25th, starting at 10 am MDT, tune in for the livestream, here!

The route and host communities for the 2018 Pedal The Plains presented by Viaero Wireless will be announced on Wednesday April 25th at the State Capital with Governor John W. Hickenlooper at 10:15am. It is so hard not to just reveal it right now – it is going to be a great year for Pedal The Plains! We have some exciting and new things happening and some great communities involved!

04-25-18 National FFA Presents Bill to Amend Federal Charter on House Floor

National FFA Presents Bill to Amend Federal Charter on House Floor

INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, April 25, 2018/National FFA Organization) – A new bill amending the charter of the National FFA Organization was introduced in the House yesterday by Representatives Glenn Thompson (R-Penn.), and Representative Jim Langevin (D-R.I.). Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Donnelly (D-Ind.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) introduced legislation in the Senate in February.   Continue reading

04-25-18 Secretary Perdue Commemorates First Year at USDA

Secretary Perdue Commemorates First Year at USDA

(Washington, D.C., April 25, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue commemorated his first year at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today by releasing a new interactive website and video. In his first year, Secretary Perdue and the USDA team made breakthroughs in agricultural trade, moved to reduce burdensome regulations, responded to natural disasters, and battled through the worst fire season on record, among other notable achievements. The website and video capture some of those achievements and more. You may click HERE or on the image above to explore the website.

The website also features an interview with Secretary Perdue where he discusses his first year as Secretary and his vision for the department. You may click HERE or on the video below to watch.

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04-25-18 NFU Board Opposes Current House Version of Farm Bill

NFU Board Opposes Current House Version of Farm Bill

Farmers Union Urges Significant Improvements Before Passage

WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors today unanimously passed a resolution in opposition to the current version of the 2018 Farm Bill as passed by the House Agriculture Committee last week. The Board called on House members to make significant improvements to the Farm Bill before passing the legislation.

“The House Farm Bill (H.R. 2), as currently written, lacks the improvements needed to help farmers cope with continued low prices,” said the Board. “The bill fails to provide farmers with the tools they need to be the best possible stewards of our natural resources, and it reverses progress toward expanding access to local, regional, and specialty markets. Furthermore, it makes unnecessary cuts to programs that feed hungry Americans. National Farmers Union’s Board of Directors, on behalf of nearly 200,000 family farmers, ranchers, and rural members, opposes H.R. 2 in its current form.”

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NAFTA Ministers Back in Washington D.C. After Short Turnaround

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and his two counterparts in the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations are back at it in Washington, D.C. This marks a quick turnaround for the Mexican Economy Secretary and Canadian Foreign Minister, who were just in Washington last week for a meeting that both countries described as “productive.” Negotiators stayed in D.C. over the weekend and kicked off their fourth-straight week of talks on Monday. One source told Politico that the pace of talks in basically up to Lighthizer, saying “concessions right now can only come from the USTR.” The source added that they haven’t seen any concessions from him yet. To further complicate things, President Trump once again took to Twitter and warned that the U.S. might make stricter immigration laws in Mexico “a condition of the new NAFTA agreement.” Mexico quickly dismissed the idea, saying it would be unacceptable to condition the renegotiation of NAFTA to migratory actions outside this framework of cooperation. In spite of the Twitter complication, the outlook is still described as hopeful that the ministers can get a deal done as soon as possible. The quicker it happens, the better the chance of getting an updated pact through Congress this year.

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Farmers for Free Trade Report Highlights Damage from Chinese Retaliation

Farmers for Free Trade released a new report that highlights the significant impact that Chinese retaliation from steel and aluminum tariffs will have on a number of U.S. industries. The report shows that many American commodities will be hit hard, including U.S. wine, almonds, walnuts, pork, cherry, and several other commodities. The report also says certain states’ economies will be hit very hard. The report is part of an ongoing effort by Farmers for Free Trade to show the negative impacts tariffs on American agriculture, as well as amplify the voices of farmers who are hurt by them. Some of the top states hit hardest will include California, Iowa, Washington, Missouri, and North Carolina. Chinese retaliatory tariffs are 15 percent on most products, while U.S. pork exports face a 25 percent tariff. Former Senators Richard Lugar and Max Baucus, Co-Chairs of Farmers for Free Trade, say tariffs end up as a tax on American farmers. “They increase the cost of exporting, depress the prices of farm futures, and end up hurting the bottom lines of farmers across the country,” the two say in a release. “They also incentivize trading partners like China to look elsewhere for their imports.” Lugar and Baucus point out that means trading relationships that took decades to develop can vanish overnight. Farmers for Free Trade is a bipartisan campaign to rebuild support for trade at the grassroots level.

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Sorghum Prices Falls Three Times Lower After China Tariff Announcement

Grain-handling company Scoular tells Bloomberg that sorghum bids in the Gulf of Mexico have all but disappeared in the wake of a Chinese decision to impose a 179 percent tariff on U.S. imports. Bob Ludington oversees the Omaha, Nebraska-based company’s grain and oilseed division, and says there’s been very little trade. While some U.S. grain elevators are still bidding for sorghum, he says, “Nobody is looking for it in the Gulf.” China had been the biggest buyer of U.S. sorghum. Chinese officials announced there would be an investigation into American shipments back in February. At that point, sorghum prices dropped because of tariff fears, erasing the premium that the grain achieved over corn prices in states like Kansas. Now that the Chinese tariff is in place, sorghum prices must drop in order to attract more domestic and international customers. Sorghum had recently been priced out of the U.S. animal-feed market because of strong Chinese demand. Where excess supplies head now isn’t certain, but Ludington says Mexico is one potential destination.  

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Weekend Rains Help Contain Oklahoma Wildfires

Much-needed rain fell in northwestern Oklahoma, an area that’s been hit hard by recent wildfires. Both major wildires had been burning since April 12, damaging approximately 350,000 acres. Rain fell on April 20-21 in the counties hit hardest by those wildfires, helping officials in containing the blazes. An Oklahoma forestry report issued this week shows both major fires are contained and the acreage affected by wildfires has decreased. The 34 Complex Fire has burned over 62,400 acres and is 94 percent contained. The Rhea (ree-ah) Fire has destroyed almost 270,000 acres and is 74 percent contained. The rainfall moisture from last weekend almost equaled the total amount of moisture those same areas had picked up over the previous six months combined. The rainfall totaled over one inch in the area affected by the 34 Complex Fire, and the area affected by the Rhea Fire received just over three-quarters of an inch of rain through the weekend. The weather forecast is promising more rain chances through the rest of the week in areas hit hardest by the wildfires.

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EPA Administrator Faces “Watershed” Moment

Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, is approaching his two separate committee hearings in the House of Representatives with sagging support on the hill. Even his most dedicated backers are starting to express concerns about the controversies surrounding the administrator that have continued to swirl. Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe, perhaps his biggest ally in Congress, even says it’s “appropriate to have a hearing, in so far as any accusation having to do with his office is concerned.” A CNBC report says, since the hearings were announced, revelations regarding a Washington apartment rental deal with a lobbyist have sparked allegations of ethics abuses and lavish spending. The government’s top watchdog determined just last week that the EPA broke the law by installing a $43,000 soundproof booth in Pruitt’s office. Pruitt will go before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Environment Thursday morning. He then will appear before the Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies in the afternoon. The CNBC report says an anonymous White House source says the administration may have told conservative lawmakers not to defend Pruitt too stridently.

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Minnesota Struggling with Faulty Seeds

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is warning landowners around the state to be cautious when buying and planting their seeds, especially for conservation plantings. The MDA has recently encountered a lot of issues with seed sold in the state. Over the last two years, the highly-invasive weed Palmer Amaranth was accidentally introduced into the state through conservation seed mixes. The department found seed that was mislabeled with inaccurate information regarding the contents of the seed mix. Also, seed has been sold in Minnesota with very low germination rates. All of these issues are serious violations of state law. Minnesota Ag Commissioner Dave Frederickson says Minnesota’s seed industry is very important to agriculture and conservation efforts. “We are fortunate to have many reputable native seed producers that benefit pollinator habitat and conservation efforts,” Frederickson adds. “However, just a few bad players can bring in invasive weeds.” The MDA is urging its landowners to remain vigilant in an effort to better the Minnesota landscape.  

SOURCE: NAFB News Service

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04-24-18 Farm Service Agency Makes Administrative Change to the Livestock Indemnity Program

Farm Service Agency Makes Administrative Change to the Livestock Indemnity Program

CANADIAN, Texas, April 24, 2018 – Starting today, agricultural producers who have lost livestock to disease, resulting from a weather disaster, have an additional way to become eligible for a key U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance program. USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey announced an administrative clarification nationwide to the Livestock Indemnity Program. In the event of disease, this change by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) authorizes local FSA county committees to accept veterinarian certifications that livestock deaths were directly related to adverse weather and unpreventable through good animal husbandry and management. The committees may then use this certification to allow eligibility for producers on a case-by-case basis for LIP.

“This change is part of USDA’s broader effort to better serve America’s farmers, ranchers and foresters through flexible and effective programs,” said Northey, who is in Texas today visiting with ranchers impacted by drought and wildfire. “America’s farmers feed our nation and much of the world, and throughout history they have known good years and bad years. But when disaster strikes, USDA is ready to step in and help.” Continue reading

04-24-18 Cellerate® process technology offers opportunity for ethanol producers to access new markets and increase ROI potential for co-products

Cellerate® process technology provides dry grind ethanol producers the opportunity to move away from low value commodity fuels and dried distillers grains (DDG) and into high value D3 RINs and DDG markets.

Cellerate® process technology offers opportunity for ethanol producers to access new markets and increase ROI potential for co-products

  • Demonstrated potential to significantly increase total ethanol production, improve feed protein levels and corn oil production, and generate cellulosic ethanol D3 income
  • Cellerate process technology has generated nearly 40 percent of all D3 ethanol RINs produced since 20141
  • April 26 webinar will discuss how dry grind ethanol plants can leverage corn kernel fiber to be more competitive

MINNETONKA, Minn., U.S.A., April 24, 2018 – As ethanol plants seek new ways to be more competitive, advances in corn kernel fiber to ethanol processes have shown significant promise in adding value through the diversification of product streams.

“Over the last decade, existing dry grind ethanol plants have strived to extract value out of the corn kernel through maximizing production and capture of ethanol, carbon dioxide, dried distillers grains (DDG), and oil,” said Dr. Miloud Araba, head, technical services for Enogen at Syngenta. “Cellerate® process technology converts corn kernel fiber into a diversified income stream and has been producing D3 RIN-qualifying cellulosic ethanol on a commercial scale at Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) since 2014. QCCP has generated nearly 40 percent of all D3 ethanol RINs produced over the past three and one-half years.” Continue reading

04-24-18 CEI Commends EPA Move to End Use of Secret Science

CEI Commends EPA Move to End Use of Secret Science

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2018 — Today, Competitive Enterprise Institute policy experts attended an event at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule to strengthen the science used in determining and issuing EPA regulations.

CEI Senior Fellow Angela Logomasini said the following about the announcement:

“Administrator Pruitt deserves praise for taking another bold step to ensure that EPA regulators rely on the best available science when making regulatory decisions and that they make the underlying data publicly available. Making data available enables others to validate or invalidate findings by attempting to reproduce the results, which is an essential component of good science.  Continue reading

04-24-18 USDA Designates Two Counties in Colorado as Primary Natural Disaster Areas with Assistance to Producers in Utah

USDA Designates Two Counties in Colorado as Primary Natural Disaster Areas with Assistance to Producers in Utah

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Mesa and Otero counties in Colorado as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought.

Farmers and ranchers in the following contiguous counties in Colorado also qualify for natural disaster assistance. Those counties are:

Bent Delta Gunnison Las Animas Pitkin
Crowley Garfield Kiowa Montrose Pueblo

Farmers and ranchers in the contiguous counties of Grand and San Juan in Utah also qualify for natural disaster assistance. Continue reading

04-24-18 Support the Colorado Auctioneers Foundation & Colorado Auctioneers Association Online Scholarship Fundraising Auction NOW thru May 7th

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Colorado Auctioneers Association

This is an Online Only Auction

Date(s) 4/19/2018 – 5/7/2018

This auction will be conducted as an online only auction. Auction will begin closing at 8:00pm on May 7th. There will be an auto extend in the case of bids being placed within the final moments of the auction.