The Denver Cash Grain Bids…

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Greeley, CO    Wed Dec 13, 2017    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      3.36-3.51    5 higher
    Up to 12 percent protein
US 2 Yellow Corn                      3.34    1 higher
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
        Greeley.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov www.ams.usda.gov/lsmarketnews
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12-13-17 CDA: The Dreampower Foundation Inc., d/b/a P.A.A.L.S., in Contempt of Court…

CDA: The Dreampower Foundation Inc., d/b/a P.A.A.L.S., in Contempt of Court…

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – On December 6, 2017, the Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture and Diane Benedict, the owner and operator of The Dreampower Foundation (“PAALS”), entered into a Stipulation in Support of Contempt, which was accepted by the Elbert County District Court. Ms. Benedict and PAALS, a Colorado corporation located in Douglas County, violated a 2012 Permanent Injunction that prohibited Ms. Benedict and PAALS from possessing more than 15 pet animals on its property without the requisite Pet Animal Care and Facility Act (PACFA) license; advertising, soliciting or offering to perform any of the acts for which a PACFA license is required; and for violating a 2011 Cease and Desist Order issued by the Commissioner of Agriculture.

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12-13-17 Inside the BARN with CDOT’s Tim Kirby regarding Road Usage Charge Pilot Programs…

Inside the BARN with CDOT’s Tim Kirby regarding Road Usage Charge Pilot Programs…

Tim Kirby, Manager, of the MPO & Regional Planning Section at CDOT

(The BARN – Briggsdale, CO) December 13, 2017 –  The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced the successful completion of Colorado’s Road Usage Charge Pilot Program (RUCPP) Research Study, which researched how a pay-by-mile system compares to the current gas tax as well as its feasibility in Colorado. The RUCPP Pilot program represented Colorado’s first pilot test of the road usage charge concept.

Joining the BARN to discuss this in much more detail is Tim Kirby, Manager, of the MPO & Regional Planning Section at CDOT

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12-13-17 USDA Secretary Perdue Welcomes WTO Statement on MRLs

USDA Secretary Perdue Welcomes WTO Statement on MRLs

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2017 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement in response to the joint statement on pesticide maximum residue levels (MRLs) signed at the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires:

“The U.S. Department of Agriculture applauds the joint statement on pesticide MRLs issued this week at the WTO ministerial in Buenos Aires. The 17 signatory countries have come together to recognize that farmers worldwide must be able to access the full range of available tools and technologies in order to remain productive and competitive. But too often, that access is hampered by non-scientific regulatory barriers. Continue reading

12-13-17 POTATO SEED LAW SUNSET REVIEW

POTATO SEED LAW SUNSET REVIEW

 

 

The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) has begun the mandatory sunset review of the Colorado Potato Seed Act. This process will take several months and will require a great deal of input from all sectors of the potato industry.

Brian Tobias, DORA director, was in the San Luis valley learning about the potato industry and how the Colorado Seed Potato Act has impacted the growers and shippers in the valley. He met with industry, and toured Aspen Produce and the CSU Potato Certification Disease Laboratory as an introduction to the industry. Continue reading

12-13-17 CPW biologists help verify status of white-tailed prairie dogs

CPW biologists help verify status of white-tailed prairie dogs

The white-tailed prairie dog occupies vast areas of western Colorado.

MONTROSE, Colo. – The white-tailed prairie dog won’t be listed as a threatened or an endangered species partly due to extensive survey work by biologists from Colorado Parks and Wildlife and other state wildlife agencies where the species exists.

Petitions to list the white-tailed prairie dog on the federal endangered species list were filed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) starting in 2002. The USFWS did not have enough information to make a listing determination, so the wildlife agencies in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming ‒ the states with the most extensive habitat for this species ‒ conducted wide-ranging surveys that showed white-tailed prairie dogs still occupy areas throughout their known historic range.

“Petitions for listing species are often based on incomplete information,” said David Klute, species conservation unit supervisor for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “On issues like this we rely on our scientists and proven scientific methods to determine the reality on the ground. It’s always good news when we help to keep species from a federal listing.” Continue reading

12-13-17 Certified Angus Beef: $40,000 in Colvin Scholarships

CAB: $40,000 in Colvin Scholarships

Apply now to win one of seven collegiate scholarships from the Colvin Fund

Written by Diane Meyer

Louis M. “Mick” Colvin

Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) is now accepting applications for its annual Colvin Scholarship, awarded to college juniors, seniors and graduate students committed to the beef industry.

The Colvin Fund honors CAB co-founder and executive director of 21 years, Louis M. “Mick” Colvin, for his dedication to the brand, carrying on his legacy of inspiring others to achieve and to be their best.

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12-13-17 **WEBSITE LAUNCH** House Agriculture Committee Launches Farm Bill Landing Page

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House Agriculture Committee Launches Farm Bill Landing Page

Washington, D.C. – Ahead of the 2018 Farm Bill, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) today announced the launch of a new online resource which can be accessed through the committee’s current website, https://agriculture.house.gov/farmbill. This landing page is designed to provide updates and information related to the 2018 Farm Bill. Following its launch, Chairman Conaway offered the below remarks:

“I’m committed to completing a farm bill on time. We’ve spent the past three years preparing—holding 113 hearings and six listening sessions around the country. We recognize what’s at stake. We’re working on getting the policy right and will use this site as a resource as we advance the next farm bill.”

 

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McKinney: Farmers Need NAFTA Backup Plan

Farmers need a backup plan if the U.S. exits the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to a top Department of Agriculture official. Ted McKinney, USDA undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs, told Agriculture.com that he “would advise anybody to be prepared with contingencies,” despite the administration knowing “very well where the farm and ag industries stand.” The ongoing talks to renegotiate NAFTA aren’t going as well as hoped, and McKinney says abandoning the trade agreement still seems to be a real possibility. While McKinney says he and others within the Agriculture Department are optimistic that the Trump administration will successfully “carry the day” during the negotiations, he says it would be prudent for crop and livestock producers to look at some contingencies in the event the U.S. were to exit the 23-year-old trade agreement.

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Chairman Roberts: “Trade Is More Than a Product Crossing a Border”

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts says “trade is more than a product crossing a border,” in a speech while outlining all facets of seed planted in the U.S. may lead to during its export journey, including the combine, processing facilities and employees along the way. The comments come as worry remains that the U.S. may withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement. Addressing the Washington International Trade Association, Roberts said Tuesday that U.S. ag exports have grown because of trade agreements, like NAFTA. Roberts, along with his Kansas counterpart in the Senate, Senator Jerry Moran (more-ran), have been pressing the agriculture community to stress the importance of trade to the Trump administration. Roberts said over the weekend that he spoke with the President regarding NAFTA at the White House Christmas party, and Trump said: “We’re going to be all right on NAFTA.” However, many, including Goldman Sachs, believes the U.S. will withdrawal from NAFTA before the talks are completed.

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USDA Ends Prevented Planting +10 Percent Option

The Department of Agriculture has ended a ten percent higher crop insurance coverage option for prevented planting claims. In a memo sent out to insurers and USDA’s Risk Management Agency field offices, USDA eliminated the Prevented Planting +10 Percent Option for the 2018 crop year and future crop years. USDA kept the five percent option for farmers, though analysis shows very few farmers have taken the five percent option, according to DTN. Some suspect that Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue wants to expand insurance policies for livestock and dairy producers, so the move may be a way to fund that initiative. The move comes after USDA changed prevented planting coverage factors for some crops last spring, which included lowering the coverage factor for corn from 60 percent to 55 percent.

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Senate Ag Committee Approves Vaden as USDA General Counsel

Despite concerns, the Senate Agriculture Committee advanced the nomination of Stephen Vadenn (Vay-den) as the Department of Agriculture’s general counsel this week. The nomination moves on to the full Senate for a vote. The committee approved the nomination on a 14 to 7 vote, Senate Agriculture ranking Democrat Debbie Stabenow, along with fellow Democrats Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Donnelly, joined all Republican members if the committee to vote in favor of the nomination, according to the Hagstrom Report. Stabenow said she was voting to move the nomination forward because” USDA needs a full staff as development of the next farm bill begins”, although adding that “this has not been an easy decision.” Stabenow says she remains concerned about Vaden’s past legal work and personnel practices at USDA. Vaden has been working in the general counsel’s office since shortly after Trump took office. While in private practice, he represented conservative groups on voting rights issues.

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USDA Predicts Less Corn in Storage in Latest WASDE

The latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report released Tuesday by the Department of Agriculture predicts lower corn stocks. USDA predicts that about 2.43 billion bushels of corn will be in storage at the end of the 2018 marketing year, down from a previous estimate of 2.48 billion. USDA expects 50 more million bushels of corn will be used for ethanol production. Meanwhile, USDA predicts soybean inventories will total 445 million bushels at the end of the marketing year, an increase from last month’s prediction of 425 million bushels. That prediction comes as USDA previously projected soybean planted acres to reach a record 91 million acres in 2018. USDA left the season average price for corn unchanged from last month at $4.60 per bushel for the midpoint, but narrowed the price range by 10 cents on both ends to $4.50 to $4.70 per bushel. The U.S. season-average soybean price range was narrowed to $8.60 to $10.00 per bushel.

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Monsanto Offering Incentive for XtendiMax with VaporGrip Herbicide

Monsanto is offering an incentive for U.S. farmers who buy a dicamba-based herbicide. The incentive to use XtendiMax with VaporGrip could refund farmers over half the sticker price of the product in 2018 if they spray the herbicide on soybeans Monsanto engineered to resist the weed killer, according to Reuters. However, further restriction on dicamba-based herbicides are in place for 2018, following two-years of crop damage on non-targeted fields. XtendiMax costs about $11 per acre to buy, and Monsanto is offering an extra $6 per acre in cash back to farmers when they apply the product on Xtend soybeans. Reuters says the rebate means farmers can receive up to $11.50 per acre in cash back next year when they use XtendiMax along with other approved chemicals, such as one called Intact that aims to prevent drift and costs $2.40 per acre.

SOURCE: NAFB News Service

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12-12-17 Colorado’s Congressional Leaders Introduce Bill to Establish the West Fork Fire Station…

Bennet, Gardner, Tipton Introduce Bill to Establish the West Fork Fire Station

Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R), along with Representative Scott Tipton (R), today introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to convey about four acres of Forest Service land to Dolores County for the location of a new fire station along the West Fork of the Dolores River. Without a station, fires pose a greater threat to the West Fork community, and homeowners are unable to purchase insurance. Building a fire station would decrease response times to emergency calls, reduce the financial burden on the region’s other emergency responders, and provide a staging area to respond to wildfires. Continue reading

12-12-17 Kevin McAleese Named CEO of Sand County Foundation…

Kevin McAleese Named CEO of Sand County Foundation

Kevin McAleese has been named CEO of Sand County Foundation. Kevin takes the reigns from our longtime executive, Dr. Brent Haglund. Brent will continue as Chief Scientific Officer, as Kevin fully assumes day to day oversight of our operations and strategy moving forward.

In his 20 plus years with SCF, Kevin has creatively and capably touched every project in the organization, including leading our community-based conservation programs in North America and Africa, and establishing and serving as the executive of the Cooperative Sagebrush Initiative.

His near-term goals for the foundation include ensuring that our staff and board have the alignment, organizational capacity, and resources to be successful in: empowering farmers, ranchers and foresters to elevate their commitment to land and water stewardship; introducing bold new conservation policy concepts into the national dialog, and; projecting positive examples of private land conservation heroes to inspire others and inform urban audiences. Continue reading

12-12-17 $10 Million Gift Gets National Western Fundraising off to Strong Start

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$10 Million Gift Gets National Western Fundraising off to Strong Start

 

Denver philanthropists Cille and Ron Williams provide major gift to the $100 million Honoring the Legacy Campaign; The Yards to be named in their honor.

DENVER, Dec. 12, 2017 – Denver philanthropists Cille and Ron Williams today announced their gift of $10 million to the Western Stock Show Association’s Honoring the Legacy…Building the Future campaign. The campaign supports four major new facilities that will serve as centerpieces of the nearly billion-dollar urban renewal project to reinvigorate and expand today’s National Western Complex into a year-round National Western Center for education, entertainment and agricultural innovation.

The Yards, one of four new National Western Center facilities, will be named in perpetuity in the Williams’s honor. The other three facilities include the Legacy Building, the Equestrian Center, and the Livestock Center.

“Ron and Cille’s gift represents a big step toward making the National Western Center vision a reality,” said Pete Coors, chairman and chief customer relations officer of the Molson Coors Brewing Company, as well as chairman of the $100 million Honoring the Legacy campaign.

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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…

CLICK THE AUDIO LINK BELOW TO LISTEN TO THIS WEEK’S UPDATE…

12-12-17 Livestock Exchange, LLC – Extended Preview

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12-11-17 Livestock Exchange, LLC – Recap & Preview

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12-12-17 CDOT’s First Road Usage Charge Pilot Program Research Study Completed

CDOT’s First Road Usage Charge Pilot Program Research Study Completed

Report on the Pilot’s Exploration of the Potential Funding Alternative Available

DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced the successful completion of Colorado’s Road Usage Charge Pilot Program (RUCPP) Research Study, which researched how a pay-by-mile system compares to the current gas tax as well as its feasibility in Colorado. The RUCPP Pilot program represented Colorado’s first pilot test of the road usage charge concept.

CDOT is facing a nearly $1B annual funding shortfall over the next 10 years and is exploring transportation funding alternatives, as the gas tax is unable to meet the infrastructure investment needs of the transportation system due to decreased purchasing power, increased population and more fuel efficient and electric vehicles. A healthy, multimodal, transportation system is critical in maintaining the quality of life many Coloradans have grown to expect. This pilot was one of the first steps in an extensive process of evaluating the concept alongside other funding alternatives.

“We need to explore possible funding opportunities, such as a road usage charge (RUC), to ensure Coloradans have the mobility they need to live, work and play,” said Mike Lewis, CDOT Executive Director. “The findings from this pilot gave CDOT data about participant preferences, reporting accuracy and potential revenue. We’ll continue to explore RUC as a potential funding alternative that will help us ensure we continue to have a healthy transportation system that works for our state’s economy and way of life.”

The four-month pilot included 150 participants from 27 different counties across Colorado, from cities to towns, mountains to plains, individuals with less fuel efficient cars and trucks to hybrid and electric vehicles. The pilot allowed drivers of different vehicle types to choose how they reported their mileage and compare what they would pay under a road usage charge versus the current gas tax. The table below shows the difference in monthly gas tax paid versus road usage charge paid for vehicles with various average fuel economies, assuming 1,000 miles driven per month and 1.2 cents per mile, which was established for the purpose of this pilot:

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12-12-17 National Western Angus Bull Sale Returns to Denver

National Western Angus Bull Sale Returns to Denver

Angus to host its second evening Angus Bull Sale after a hugely successful 2017 sale

DECEMBER 12, 2017 – The 2018 National Western Bull Sale, scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 10, will head back to the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver. Held in the historic Stadium Arena, the event celebrates the rich history and success of the Angus breed.

Last year, almost 2,500 people packed the arena, making the event the largest cattle sale in the building since the 1950s. As the only sale hosted by the Association, the event celebrates the Angus breed’s impact on Western ranching and symbolizes the success of the breed for years to come.

“Angus breeders again have consigned another excellent group of bulls for the 2018 NWSS Angus Bull Sale,” said David Gazda, sale manager and director of field services at American Angus Association. “This year, approximately 40 bulls will be offered and are consigned from some of the most respected and progressive breeding programs in the country.”

The Angus Bull Sale Show will kick off NWSS Angus shows on Wednesday at 8 a.m. in the Stadium Arena. A three-person judging committee will place the bulls to help make a sale order. Judges for the event will be Art Butler, Bliss, Idaho; Sam Carter, Arthur, Nebraska; and Mike McGuire, Waverly, Alabama. The ROV Angus Bull Show will follow the Bull Sale Show at 11 a.m. Continue reading

READ the NAFB’s National Ag News for Tuesday, December 12th

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Corn Market May Need Disruption

A banking official from Nebraska says the market may need “some disruption in production,” to reach higher prices for corn. Tom Jensen of First National Bank of Omaha told the Omaha-World Herald there is nothing on the horizon to increase corn prices, unless something disrupts the market. A disruption of the corn market means, generally, some form of natural disaster, such as drought or wide-spread storm damage. Meanwhile, assurances around U.S. foreign trade policy are lacking, and that has some bankers convinced that prices could go even lower, according to a rural Nebraska banker, who says “being able to maintain our markets as trade agreements potentially fall away could be hard and have a bad impact on prices.”

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Farm Bill Coming Early Next Year

House Agriculture Committee leadership says the 2018 farm bill should be ready to move in the first quarter of next year. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson told the Red River Farm Network that markup on the bill will begin at the end of January, or the first part of February. A spokesperson for Committee Chairman Mike Conaway could not confirm the timing, but did say the bill will be ready in the first quarter of 2018. Peterson expects the bill to reach the House floor in February or March. That would follow a timeline outlined by Conaway earlier this year, whose office started working on the farm bill late this fall. Conaway said in August that he expected the farm bill to be ready for a House vote in early 2018.

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Pilot Program Gives Canada Beef and Pork Exports Expanded Access to China

A pilot program is allowing exporters of Canadian beef and pork expanded access to China. The bilateral pilot project announced Monday will expand access to China for Canadian chilled beef and pork, and commit China and Canada to “fully implementing” an agreement reached last year to expand market access for Canadian frozen bone-in beef, according to AgCanada. Canadian beef exports until now have been limited to frozen boneless beef, with bone-in access approved last year, subject to setting up documentation requirements. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association says China represents “massive potential” for Canada, and the Canadian Pork Council says the announcement comes at a “critical time” for the industry. Canada’s pork sector ships more than 70 percent of its product out of the country, and China is the second-biggest volume export market after the United States.

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Record Number of Soybean Processing Facilities Under Construction

As global demand for soybeans increase, so does the need for soy processing facilities. Reuters points out that U.S. agricultural cooperatives are building new soybean crushing plants at the fastest rate in two decades. That comes as U.S. farmers again are predicted to plant a record number of soybean acres next year. U.S. processors are expected to open plants with capacity to process at least 120 million bushels of soybeans in 2019, up around five percent from existing capacity of an estimated 1.9 billion bushels. The industry attributes the boom to the growth worldwide in the number of consumers with income to spend on pork and chicken, which has led to a rapid rise in demand for animal feed products. U.S. soy plantings totaled a record 90.2 million acres this year and the USDA in a preliminary forecast set plantings next year at 91.0 million acres.

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Wool Exports Increase 24 Percent

Wool exports increased 24 percent during the 2017 marketing year. Exports of U.S. wool increased 8.64 million lbs. to total more than 25 million lbs. for the year. The American Sheep Industry Association says work in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service has been “vital in the expansion of American wool exports.” China remains the top export destination with a very significant increase of 51.3 percent in United States exports. Meanwhile, Western Europe was the second-ranked destination, followed by India and Eastern Europe. Stronger world demand and steady world wool production also resulted in record wool prices as indicated by the Australian Eastern Market Indicator. In U.S. dollars, this represented a 30.7-percent increase year-on-year as of early November, and prices have continued to increase.

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EU to Lists Objections to Bayer-Monsanto Deal

The European Union is setting up potential reasons to reject Bayer AG’s takeover of Monsanto. This week, the EU is expected to send Bayer a so-called statement of objections that list potential reasons for the EU to block the $66 billion proposal. Bloomberg News reports regulators are looking “very carefully” at the competition issues in the combination of Bayer and Monsanto to make sure farmers still have choice and “affordable prices, both when it comes to seeds and pesticides.” A precise list of objections, however, should allow Bayer and Monsanto the opportunity to address and correct issues of concern by regulators. Representatives from Bayer and Monsanto met with EU regulators last week, and are in regular contact with EU officials.

SOURCE: NAFB News Service

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12-11-17 NRCS-CO’s Julie Elliott discusses Farming Evolution 2018 in Holyoke Feb 13-14…

 

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NRCS-CO’s Julie Elliott discusses Farming Evolution 2018 in Holyoke Feb 13-14…

Julie Elliott, Acting District Conservationist, NRCS-CO in the Wray Field Office

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) December 11, 2017 – Make plans now to join farmers and ranchers at the 2018 Farming Evolution event.  The Farming Evolution will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, February 13 & 14, 2018, at the Phillips County Event Center in Holyoke, CO.  Joining the Colorado Ag News Network inside the BARN is Julie Elliott, Acting District Conservationist for the Wray Field Office at NRCS-CO discussing the upcoming event…

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12-11-17 FDA Report on Antibiotics Validates Work by U.S. Pig Farmers

FDA Report on Antibiotics Validates Work by U.S. Pig Farmers

On-Farm Practices Lead to Antibiotic Use Decline

DES MOINES, IOWA – Dec. 11, 2017 – America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to do what’s right on the farm for people, pigs and the planet when it comes to demonstrating their commitment to antibiotic stewardship. That’s why last week’s findings in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s 2016 Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed for Use in Food-Producing Animals came as no surprise, but as a validation of the hard work U.S. pig farmers have put in to reduce the overall need for antibiotics while still protecting the health and welfare of the pigs under their care.

“This report, which still is based on sales and not actual usage, supports what we already know at the farm level—we’re using fewer antibiotics overall today because we’re committed to reducing the need for them while protecting the health and welfare of our animals,” said National Pork Board President Terry O’Neel, a pig farmer from Friend, Nebraska. “When we must use antibiotics, we work closely with our veterinarians to ensure that we use them according to the FDA-approved label.” Continue reading

12-11-17 CADA: Learn more about the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program in Colorado….

CADA: Learn more about the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program in Colorado….

The Colorado Agricultural Development Authority (CADA) loan program is known as the Beginning Farmer Loan Program. If you are just getting beginning your farming journey, this is the place to start.

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Coming in January of 2017, we will be offering a brand new Farm Lease Income Tax Deduction Program.

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