02-22-18 Colorado Weekly Hay Report…

02-19-18 Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

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Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) February 19, 2018 – Joining me inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network is CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg from District 1 discussing several topics including:

  • Senate Bill 18-001 Update – Transportation Funding
  • Senate Bill 18-002 Update – Rural Broadband Expansion
  • Senate Bill 18-061 Update – CO Income Tax Reduction
  • Three Conservation Easement Bills – held over until March
  • Frustration over 2018 Ballot Measure & Title Board’s Process
  • Update on State Land Board’s Overreach
  • Proposed Colorado Millet Marketing Order from HPMA
  • Reaction to 65th District Representative Jon Becker not seeking 4th term
  • Thoughts on CO State Auditor’s Recent Survey about Ag Sales Taxes
  • REMINDER: Colorado Ag Day at the Capitol is March 22nd
  • & More

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

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02-16-18 *CSU Ext News* Ron Meyer: Pest Sweep!

*CSU Ext News* Ron Meyer: Pest Sweep!

BURLINGTON, CO – Dates and locations for Pest Sweep pesticide drop-offs are:Colorado State University Extension will be hosting a pesticide pick up program at various locations within the Golden Plains Area and Morgan County.  The program will accept any pesticide delivered to us and properly dispose them through a hazardous waste contractor.  Charges for any product dropped off will be $7 per pound.  Both liquid and solid pesticides will be accepted. Continue reading

02-15-18 Colorado Weekly Hay Report…

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02-01-18 USDA TO SURVEY FARMERS’ PLANTING INTENTIONS FOR 2018

USDA TO SURVEY FARMERS’ PLANTING INTENTIONS FOR 2018

Denver, CO – February, 2018 — As the 2018 crop production season begins, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will contact producers nationwide to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season.

“Each year, the agriculture industry eagerly awaits USDA’s Prospective Plantings report, which provides the first survey-based estimates of U.S. farmers’ planting intentions for the year,” said Bill Meyer, Director of the NASS Mountain Regional Office. “The March Agricultural Survey provides the factual data that underpins these projections, making it one of the most important surveys we conduct each year.” Continue reading

02-01-18 Colorado Weekly Hay Report…

01-26-18 *CSU Ext News* Ron Meyer: Kyrgyzstan Agriculture

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BURLINGTON, CO – Agricultural production practices vary widely even from county to county, but half-way around the world from here agricultural production is accomplished completely different. Last year I was invited to assist farmers in the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan. This former Soviet country ceded from Russia during the Soviet Union collapse in 1991. At that time, the people in Kyrgyzstan decided their government should not be a communist dictatorship, but rather a republic type government. Thus, the Kyrgyz Republic, as they refer to themselves, today is a sovereign country in Central Asia and have now elected their 4th president in the country’s 27 year history. Kyrgyzstan is a land-locked country with mountainous terrain. It shares borders with Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and China. Due to the mountains that occupy much of the northern part of the country, most of the agriculture occurs in wide, rich river valleys in the southern areas and is irrigated. Bread is a staple in this country and the Fergana Valley (the southern part of the country where I was assigned) should be a “bread basket” for Central Asia, but the region lacks agricultural technology. As a result, Kyrgyzstan is forced to import nearly 30% of its wheat needs, making it food dependent on other countries. Part of the issue is that their agricultural training centers are few and are not producing highly technically trained agriculturalists. A land grant university system does not exist there. I was invited to assist with agricultural technology transfer. Continue reading

01-25-18 Colorado Weekly Hay Report…

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01-11-18 Colorado Weekly Hay Report…

12-21-17 Colorado Weekly Hay Report…

12-18-17 Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

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Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

CMU Honorary Masters Degree,  Commodity Prices, Colorado Millet Marketing Order, Rural Broadband, Education Finance Committee – Mill Levy Differences, Property Tax Calculations, State Land Board Production Reporting, Road Usage Charge, NWSS Center Improvements, Upcoming Ag Events, Holiday Wishes & More…

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) December 18, 2017 – Joining me inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network is CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg from District 1 discussing several topics including:

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

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12-14-17 Colorado Weekly Hay Report…

12-07-17 Colorado Weekly Hay Report…

11-30-17 KDA News: Arkansas River Compact Administration Annual Meeting in Lamar, CO on Dec 7th…

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Arkansas River Compact Administration Annual Meeting to Be Held Dec. 7

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Kansas-Colorado Arkansas River Compact Administration (ARCA) will be held on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Lamar Colorado. The meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. MST (9:00 a.m. CST) in Room 139 of the Bowman Building at Lamar Community College, 2401 S. Main Street in Lamar, Colorado. The meeting will be recessed for lunch at about noon and will reconvene for the completion of business in the afternoon as necessary. The meeting is open to the public. Continue reading

11-30-17 Colorado Weekly Hay Report…

11-20-17 Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg: YF&R and Water Resources Committees, Odor Lawsuit, CALP & More…

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Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

YF&R and Water Resources Committees, Odor Lawsuit, CALP & More…

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) November 20, 2017 – Joining me inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network is CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg from District 1 discussing several topics including:

  •  Legislator of the Year Award Recognition
  • Young Farmer & Rancher Committee Update
  • Water Resources Committee Update
  • Odor Lawsuit against Great Western Sugar in Ft Morgan
  • CALP Alumni Reunion & 2018 Gov’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture
  • Thanksgiving Wishes
  • & More

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

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11-16-17 Colorado Weekly Hay Report…

11-02-17 Colorado Weekly Hay Report…