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Rules, Entry Forms For Contest Now Available Online

ST. LOUIS (October 6, 2015) – Monsanto, along with other industry leaders, is sponsoring the National Wheat Yield Contest (NWYC), giving U.S. wheat farmers a new way to share knowledge and showcase their skills. Continue reading

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10-06-15 NCGA News: Grain Bin Safety Important to Farmer – Take Time To Watch…

The National Corn Growers Association reminds farmers of the importance of proper grain bin safety procedures this harvest. With farmers across the country busy in their fields, NCGA is again offering a video highlighting the importance of proper safety procedures and reviewing helpful guidelines.

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10-06-15 Check out the 2015 World Dairy Expo Show Summary…

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2015 World Dairy Expo Show Summary

2015 Total Attendance: 72,427

Registered International Guests: 3,060 from 94 countries

Top Five Countries of Registered International Attendance:

·         Canada

·         Mexico

·         China

·         Brazil

·         Germany

Participating Companies: 871

Trade Show Booth Award Winners:

Large Booth Award – Polaris Industries

Medium Booth Award – Hubbard Feeds, Inc.

Small Booth Award – BioZyme Incorporated

Total Number of Dairy Cattle Housed On Grounds: 2,296

Breakdown of Cattle Represented: Continue reading

10-06-15 Inside the BARN with NestFresh’s Brandy Gamoning: October is National Non-GMO Month…

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(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) October 6th, 2015 – Did you know that October is National Non-GMO Month? Joining the Colorado Ag News Network inside the BARN to discuss National Egg Month in more detail is Brandy Gamoning, Marketing Manager of NestFresh, which is a member of the Colorado Egg Producers Association.

To learn more about NestFresh please visit http://www.nestfresh.com/

To learn more about the Colorado Egg Producers Association please visit http://www.coloradoeggproducers.com/

And to learn more about National Egg Month and the Incredible Edible Egg™ please visit http://www.incredibleegg.org/

10-06-15 SCF News: Endangered Species Act – Saving Species Without ESA Listing…


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Sand County Foundation released a new report today, highlighting the stories of several iconic threatened species which were recovered thanks to leverage created by the Endangered Species Act, but without the need to list the species under the ESA.

To view the entire report, please click the picture above or CLICK HERE

To learn more about the Sand County Foundation – CLICK HERE

READ the NAFB’s National Ag News for Tuesday, October 6th…

CLICK HERE to listen to TODAY's BARN Morning Ag News with Brian Allmer...

CLICK HERE to listen to TODAY’s BARN Morning Ag News with Brian Allmer…

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“Majority of Ag Groups Applaud TPP Agreement”

Following the announcement of an agreement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks, many agriculture organizations approved of the trade deal, despite many details yet to be made public. The full text will be available once made ready by President Obama’s Administration and trade negotiators. Then, 60 days later, the administration can present the agreement to Congress for a vote. In a joint statement by trade negotiators, the next step is technical work to prepare a complete text for public release, including the legal review, translation, and drafting and verification of the text. A statement released by the White House said the TPP will provide a near-term boost to the U.S. economy, and it will shape our economic and strategic relationships in the Asia-Pacific region. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said “Increased demand for American agricultural products and expanded agricultural exports as a result of this agreement will support stronger commodity prices and increase farm income.”

Countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership currently account for up to 42 percent of all U.S. agricultural exports, totaling $63 billion, according to USDA. Vilsack, among others, says the deal will help level the playing field in global trade. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday Canada and Japan have agreed to increase access to their dairy markets, allowing some American dairy products in, but New Zealand also persuaded the U.S. to accept more of its milk products. Dairy, auto trade and pharmaceuticals were the final sticking points in the negotiations.


“Farmers Union Voices Opposition to TPP” Continue reading


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It was an honor for me to sponsor and advocate for HB 1344 this year in the senate that inked a partnership between the State of Colorado and CSU to secure lease purchase agreements for up to $250 million dollars to finance the construction of new facilities at the proposed National Western Center.

As a native son of northeastern Colorado from a multi-generational farming and ranching family who has dedicated their lives to growing wheat, corn, sunflowers, millet and raising cattle – I recognize the importance of the future National Western Center and the need to preserve Colorado’s Western heritage and our agricultural traditions. 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…


10/05- Livestock Exchange, LLC Recap & Preview w/Auctioneer Tyler Knode


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09/28- Livestock Exchange, LLC Recap & Preview w/Auctioneer Tyler Knode


For more about Livestock Exchange, LLC – CLICK HERE

10-05-15 CMU Water Center News: Grand County rancher uses 2013 law to leave water in Willow Creek without penalty…

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Grand County rancher uses 2013 law to leave water in Willow Creek without penalty

A Grand County rancher has become the first person in Colorado to use a 2013 state law to intentionally leave water in a stream without fear of diminishing his water right. Working with the Colorado Water Trust (http://www.coloradowatertrust.org/ ), Witt Caruthers developed a plan to curtail diversions from Willow Creek when its flows drop to critical levels. Continue reading

10-05-15 CFB President Don Shawcroft’s statement regarding Trans Pacific Partnership…

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Centennial, Colo. –  Oct. 05, 2015  Colorado Farm Bureau is pleased that agreements have been made in the final round of Trans Pacific Partnership talks. It was announced early Monday morning that agreements have been reached on the final few issues.

“Trade is vitally important to Colorado agriculture,” Don Shawcroft, president of Colorado Farm Bureau said. “TPP countries represent 40 percent of the world’s gross domestic product. These countries are growing financially and with growth comes a hunger for U.S. products.”

Shawcroft continued, “while we recognize the sensitivities surrounding sugar and dairy, all indicators are pointing to this being a very good agreement for agriculture as a whole. We look forward to working with the Colorado congressional delegation as this agreement moves through Congress.” Continue reading

10-05-15 USCA Encouraged by TPP Announcement, Will Review Final Provisions Once Released…



USCA (October 5, 2015) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) is encouraged by today’s announcement that a Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement has been reached between the United States and 11 nations.  The following statement may be attributed to USCA President Danni Beer:

“USCA concluded its annual membership meeting in Bismarck, North Dakota this weekend.  During policy sessions, TPP was a hot topic of discussion. Today’s  announcement that negotiations have successfully reached a deal signal welcome news to a domestic industry in need of expanding international market access and reduction of tariffs in the countries included.  The opportunities for U.S. beef exports is significant under this deal and we look forward to reviewing the specific parameters of the deal when it is released to the public.”
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10-05-15 U.S. Wheat Industry Comments on Conclusion of TPP Negotiations…

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Following is a joint statement from U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U. S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are pleased that negotiators have reached an agreement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
“Asia is a growing regional market and this agreement has the potential to increase economic opportunity and wheat demand even in countries where we already have duty free access,” said USW President Alan Tracy. “That is critically important because our competitors like Australia are moving ahead with bilateral agreements that eliminate tariffs on wheat imports with countries like Vietnam. The high standards in the TPP agreement should help us be more competitive and hopefully lead to even more opportunity for our wheat as new countries join TPP in the future.” Continue reading

10-05-15 NFU News: TPP Agreement Reached in Atlanta…

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WASHINGTON (October 5, 2015) – Today, trade negotiators from 12 Pacific Rim nations, including the United States, reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The agreement, as NFU has feared, does not contain meaningful language addressing currency manipulation, a gimmick used by our trade competitors to ensure the playing field is never fair. Continue reading

10-05-15 Make Plans to Attend the 2015 CACD Annual Meeting in Beaver Creek Nov 16-19…

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OCTOBER 5, 2015 – The Colorado Association of Conservation Districts’ 71st Annual Convention will be held November 16 – 19, 2015 at the Park Hyatt Resort in Beaver Creek, CO.  We are planning three days of information programs and breakout sessions pertaining to agricultural and natural resource conservation concerns, with an emphasis on collaboration and partnerships. Our theme this year’s is: Conservation through Partnerships – Strategies for Success.

It is due to Colorado’s huge agriculture industry that Colorado ranks in the top 10 states throughout the country for grain, hay, cattle and sheep production.  Many other issues and industries impact the success of agriculture, such as livestock, equipment, finance, and energy to name a few.  We all understand the importance of partnerships and how those collaborations can contribute to the success of Ag related industries and the private landowners within Colorado.  Continue reading

10-05-15 Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

To listen to the interview, click the audio mp3 link below…


CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg Dist 1 040715(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) October 5, 2015 – Joining me inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network is State Senator Jerry Sonnenberg from District 1 discussing several topics including:

  • Sage Grouse Decision
  • Federal Gov’t Overreach – Oregon Ranching Family Needs YOUR Help
  • $100M Bike Lane Announcement by GOv Hickenlooper
  • CO Water Plan Update – Disappointment that Water Storage is not part of the Final Draft
  • Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program Update: Recent Field Trips to Washington DC & Louisiana
  • Remembering Bill Jackson
  • & MORE

CLICK HERE or above to listen to the interview