11-02-16 Inside the RMFU with Communications Director Bob Kjelland: Innovation Fair, Convention, Elections & More…

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Inside the RMFU with Communications Director Bob Kjelland: Innovation Fair, Convention, Elections & More…

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Bob Kjelland, RMFU’s Director of Communications

(The BARN – Briggsdale, CO) November 2, 2016 – The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union is hosting its Annual Convention & Trade Show on Nov 11-12 @ the Embassy Suites in Loveland. In addition to that, on Nov 10th the RMFU is also hosting a brand new Inoovation Fair.

Joining the Colorado Ag News Network inside the BARN to discuss both events in more detail si  RMFU’s Director of Communications Bob Kjelland.

Here are the topics discussed within the interview:

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09-30-16 USDA NASS Colorado Small Grains Annual Summary

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USDA NASS Colorado Small Grains Annual Summary

SMALL GRAINS – SEPTEMBER 2016 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

All wheat production in Colorado, estimated at 106.00 million bushels, is up 30 percent from 2015, according to the September 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. All wheat yield was 48.2 bushels per acre, up 11.1 bushels per acre from a year ago.

Winter wheat producers seeded 2.35 million acres in the fall of 2015 for harvest in 2016, down from 2.45 million acres seeded for the previous year’s crop. Acreage harvested for grain was unchanged from last year at 2.19 million acres in 2016. Winter wheat production is estimated at 105.12 million bushels, up 30 percent from last year. Winter wheat yield, at 48.0 bushels per acre, is up 11.0 bushels per acre from last year, and is a new record high yield, 5.0 bushels per acre above the previous record yield of 43.0 bushels per acre, set in 2010 and 1999.

Spring wheat seedings, at 11,000 acres, are up 3,000 acres from last year. Acreage harvested totaled 10,000 acres, up from 7,000 acres harvested last year. Spring wheat production is estimated at 880,000 bushels, up 93 percent from last year. Spring wheat yield, at 88.0 bushels per acre, is up 23.0 bushels per acre from last year.

Oat seedings in Colorado totaled 55,000 acres, up 10,000 acres from last year. Producers harvested 10,000 acres for grain or seed, unchanged from 2015. Oat production totaled 800,000 bushels in 2016, unchanged from last year. Oat yield is 80.0 bushels per acre in 2016, unchanged from the previous year.

Colorado’s barley seeded area, at 79,000 acres, is up 14,000 acres from last year. Harvested area, at 74,000 acres, is up 11,000 acres from 2015. Barley yield, at 129.0 bushels per acre, is down 1.0 bushel per acre from last year. Barley production in 2016 is estimated at 9.55 million bushels, up 17 percent from the previous year.

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08-09-16 Inside the RMFU with member John Ellis: National Farmers Market Week, Trade, Crop Insurance & more…


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Farmers markets are where RMFU Member John Ellis sells his production(BARN Media & CoAgNews Network – Briggsdale, CO) August 9, 2016 – On this month’s edition of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union’s Radioline Report inside the BARN, CO Grower/Producer & RMFU Member John Ellis discusses several topics including:

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05-31-16 Inside the RMFU with Membership Coordinator Aubriel Jones…

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Inside the RMFU with Membership Coordinator Aubriel Jones…

(BARN Media & CoAgNews Network – Briggsdale, CO) May 31, 2016 – On this month’s edition of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union’s Radioline Report inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network I will be visiting with RMFU’s NEW Membership Coordinator Aubriel Jones…

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Since 1907, the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, serving family farming & ranching and “Growing the Agricultural Grassroots Network”, learn more and join the RMFU Today online @ www.rmfu.org or LIKE them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @RMFUnion

 

05-31-16 Inside the CO FFA Foundation w/Executive Director Don Thorn: 88th CO FFA State Convention at NJC in Sterling June 7-8-9…

 

 

(The BARN – Briggsdale, CO) May 31, 2016 –  Joining the BARN to discuss the latest news and events involving the Colorado FFA Foundation is Executive Director Don Thorn discussing the 88th CO FFA State Convention on June 7-8-9 at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling…

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To learn more about the CO FFA Foundation, please visit, www.coloradoffafoundation.org and to view a complete schedule & to learn more about the 88th CO FFA Convention June 7-8-9 in Sterling @ NJC, please visit www.coloradoffa.org

And if you can’t be there in person, the BARN, in association with the CO FFA Foundation, the CO FFA & Snob Productions, will be providing LIVE & ARCHIVED webcast coverage of ALL the sessions, ALL the interviews & ALL the excitement of the event OnLine @ www.Livestream.com/BarnMedia – Helping you to INTENSIIFY your experience!

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05-06-16 RMFU: Equally important, will you encourage anyone from your area to become a happy camper?…

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 Equally important, will you encourage anyone from your area to become a happy camper?

Parents who want their kids to attend an affordable and meaningful summer camp are invited to check out the education programs offered by Rocky Mountain Farmers Union. And, no, campers are not going to be driving tractors or wrestling steers.

“There are many places you can send your child for a great camping experience. Our smaller size and breathtaking mountain setting makes RMFU camp a natural choice. We offer a unique environment where kids have the opportunity to be themselves,” says Jennifer Luitjens Bahr, director of education for the RMFU. Continue reading

04-14-16 Inside the RMFU with Jennifer Luitjens-Bahr: Summer Camps, Scholarships and More…

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(BARN Media & CoAgNews Network – Briggsdale, CO) April 14, 2015 – On this month’s edition of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union’s Radioline Report inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network I will be visiting with RMFU’s Director of Education Jennifer Luitjens-Bahr, discussing several topics including:

Listen to the interview with RMFU’s Jennifer Luitjens Bahr…

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Since 1907, the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, serving family farming & ranching and “Growing the Agricultural Grassroots Network”, learn more and join the RMFU Today online @ www.rmfu.org or LIKE them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @RMFUnion

 

03-31-16 *USDA-NASS News* The latest Prospective Plantings Report…

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PROSPECTIVE PLANTINGS – MARCH 1, 2016

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

As of March 1, Colorado growers intend to plant 1.25 million acres of corn for all purposes in 2016, up 150,000 acres, or 14 percent from last year’s plantings, according to the March 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

Sorghum intentions total 360,000 acres, down 80,000 acres from plantings last year. The area expected to be seeded to oats, at 30,000 acres, is down 15,000 acres from a year ago. Most of the oat acreage in Colorado is harvested for hay. Growers intend to plant 78,000 acres of barley in 2016, up 13,000 acres from last year’s actual plantings.

All wheat acreage is expected to total 2.21 million acres for 2016. Winter wheat seeded last fall for harvest in 2016 is estimated at 2.20 million acres, down 200,000 acres from the 2015 crop. Growers intend to seed 6,000 acres of spring wheat this year, down 2,000 acres from last year.

Hay producers in the State intend to harvest 1.40 million acres this year. This is down 50,000 acres from the acreage cut for hay in 2015.

Growers intend to plant 49,000 acres of sunflowers this year, down 24,000 acres from what they planted in 2015. The acreage of oil varieties is expected to total 40,000 acres, down 20,000 acres from last year’s plantings. The area for non-oil varieties is expected to be down 4,000 acres to 9,000 acres this year.

The area planted to sugarbeets is expected to be up 5,300 acres from last year’s actual plantings to 32,800 acres.

Dry edible bean acreage is expected to total 55,000 acres, up 10 percent from the 50,000 acres planted in 2015. As of March 29, mountain snowpack was 96 percent of average, statewide.

Final acreages actually planted for several crops will be determined by irrigation water prospects, soil moisture levels at planting time, and changes in economic conditions between now and actual planting.

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03-09-16 Inside the RMFU with Vice-President Chad Franke: NFU Convention Recap, District Meetings, Condolances and more…

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RMFU VP Chad Franke 2(BARN Media & CoAgNews Network – Briggsdale, CO) March 9, 2016 – Family farmers and ranchers are the best advocates for agriculture, and over the last four days, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has provided more than 500 members and delegates of the 114th Anniversary Convention with the advocacy tools they need to be better informed about topics important to farm policy and the industry.

Joining the CO Ag News Network inside the BARN is Chad Franke Vice-President of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union discussing that event and other topics too, including:

Listen to the interview with RMFU VP Chad Franke…

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Since 1907, the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, serving family farming & ranching and “Growing the Agricultural Grassroots Network”, learn more and join the RMFU Today online @ www.rmfu.org or LIKE them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @RMFUnion.

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02-01-16 Inside the RMFU with Bill Midcap…

 

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  • CO Legislative Watch
  • CO Legislative Drive-In Feb 22nd
  • Thoughts regarding EPA’s Clean Power Plan
  • & More

Listen to the interview with RMFU’s Bill Midcap…

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Since 1907, the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, serving family farming & ranching and “Growing the Agricultural Grassroots Network”, learn more and join the RMFU Today online @ www.rmfu.org or LIKE them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @RMFUnion.

RMFU: Safe, Healthy Food Begins with Secure, Profitable Farm and Ranch Families.

12-10-15 NASS-CO: USDA NASS CO Small Grain County Estimates…

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2015 SMALL GRAIN COUNTY ESTIMATES

County-level estimates for 2015 small grains are now available, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The estimates, based primarily on surveys conducted with farmers and ranchers this fall, can be accessed using the QuickStats online database, found here: http://www.nass.usda.gov/Quick_Stats/ The commodity estimates include spring wheat, Durum wheat, winter wheat, barley, and oats. County-level estimates for late-season crops and hay will be published in February and April 2016, respectively.

For state specific questions please contact:

  • Arizona – Dave DeWalt 1-800-645-7286
  • Colorado – William R. Meyer 1-800-392-3202
  • Montana – Eric Sommer 1-800-835-2612
  • New Mexico – Longino Bustillos 1-800-530-8810
  • Utah – John Hilton 1-800-747-8522
  • Wyoming – Rhonda Brandt 1-800-892-1660

Submitted to BARN Media by:  Bill Meyer

11-24-15 Inside the RMFU with President-elect Dr. Dale McCall…


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Dr Dale McCall(BARN Media & CoAgNews Network – Briggsdale, CO) November 24, 2015 – On this month’s edition of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union’s Radioline Report inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network I will be visiting with RMFU’s President-elect Dr. Dale McCall discussing several topics including:

Since 1907, the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, serving family farming & ranching and “Growing the Agricultural Grassroots Network”, learn more and join the RMFU Today online @ www.rmfu.org or LIKE them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @RMFUnion

 

10-21-15 Inside the RMFU with Communications Director Bob Kjelland…


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Bob Kjellan, RMFU’s Director of Communications

(BARN Media & CoAgNews Network – Briggsdale, CO) October 21, 2015 – On this month’s edition of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union’s Radioline Report inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network I will be visiting with RMFU’s Director of Communications Bob Kjelland. Kjelland discusses several topics including:

  • USDA Awards $200k to RMFU for Food Hubs
  • 2015 RMFU Annual Convention & Trade Show Nov 12-14 in Westminster @ the Westin
  • RMFU’s FREE CRP educational program on November 4th @ NJC in Sterling, CO
  • & Much More
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CLICK HERE to view the 2015 RMFU Convention Brochure

Since 1907, the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, serving family farming & ranching and “Growing the Agricultural Grassroots Network”, learn more and join the RMFU Today online @ www.rmfu.org or LIKE them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @RMFUnion

 

11-05-15 Inside the BARN with CO FFA Foundation Executive Director Don Thorn…

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(The BARN – Briggsdale, CO) November 5, 2015 –  Joining the BARN to discuss the latest news and events involving the Colorado FFA Foundation is Executive Director Don Thorn including:

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To learn more about the Colorado FFA Foundation – CLICK HERE

To learn more about the Colorado FFA Association – CLICK HERE

To learn more about the 2014 Colorado FFA State Convention – CLICK HERE

09-30-15 USDA/NASS News: SMALL GRAINS REPORT – SEPT 2015…

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SMALL GRAINS – SEPTEMBER 2015

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

All wheat production in Colorado, estimated at 79.64 million bushels, is down 11 percent from 2014, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. All wheat yield was 37.1 bushels per acre, down 1.0 bushes per acre from a year ago.

Winter wheat producers seeded 2.40 million acres in the fall of 2014 for harvest in 2015, down from 2.75 million acres seeded for the previous year’s crop. Acreage harvested for grain decreased 210,000 acres from last year to 2.14 million acres in 2015. Winter wheat production is estimated at 79.18 million bushels, down 11 percent from last year. Winter wheat yield, at 37.0 bushels per acre, is down 1.0 bushel per acre from last year.

Spring wheat seedings, at 8,000 acres, are down 1,000 acres from last year. Acreage harvested totaled 7,000 acres, down from 8,000 acres harvested last year. Spring wheat production is estimated at 455,000 bushels, down 11 percent from last year. Spring wheat yield, at 65.0 bushels per acre, is up 1.0 bushel per acre from last year.

Oat seedings in Colorado totaled 45,000 acres, unchanged from last year. Producers harvested 10,000 acres for grain or seed, up 1,000 acres from 2014. Oat production totaled 800,000 bushels in 2015, up 48 percent from last year. Oat yield is 80.0 bushels per acre in 2015, up 20.0 bushels per acre from the previous year.

Colorado’s barley seeded area, at 65,000 acres, is up 8,000 acres from last year. Harvested area, at 63,000 acres, is up 9,000 acres from 2014. Barley yield, at 130.0 bushels per acre, is up 6.0 bushels per acre from last year. Barley production in 2015 is estimated at 8.19 million bushels, up 22 percent from the previous year.

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09-23-15 Inside the RMFU with Bill Midcap: NFU Fly-In; Sequestration; Sage Grouse; MPP and more…


Bill Midcap, RMFU’s Director of External Affairs(BARN Media & CoAgNews Network – Briggsdale, CO) September 23, 2015 – On this month’s edition of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union’s Radioline Report inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network I will be visiting with Bill Midcap, RMFU’s Director of External Affairs discussing several topics including:

  • NFU Fly-in RECAP
  • Congress/Sequestration Impact on Agriculture
  • Sage Grouse Decision
  • BLM/USFS Land Use Restrictions
  • USDA Extends Dairy MPP to Nov 20th
  • Upcoming RMFU Convention
  • & More

Listen to the interview with RMFU’s Bill Midcap…

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Since 1907, the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, serving family farming & ranching and “Growing the Agricultural Grassroots Network”, learn more and join the RMFU Today online @ www.rmfu.org or LIKE them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @RMFUnion

09-17-15 RMFU Board of Director Barbara Marty discusses NFU’s Annual Legislative Fly-in…

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(BARN Media & CoAgNews Network – Briggsdale, CO) September 17, 2015 – On this month’s edition of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union’s Radioline Report, Barbara Marty, RMFU Board of Director is my guest discussing several topics from Washington D.C., including:

  • NFU’s Annual Legislative Fly-in Sep 15-18
  • RMFU’s Participation in that event
  • RMFU’s Fellows Program
  • NFU’s Beginning Farmer Institute
  • NFU’s GOlden Triangle Awards
  • & More

Listen to the interview with RMFU Board of Director Barbara Marty…

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RMFU Board of Director Barb Marty with her son Matthew (right) and RMFU Fellow Racheal Warner.

RMFU Board of Director Barb Marty with her son Matthew (right) and RMFU Fellow Racheal Warner.

Keep up with all things Fly-In on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #NFUFlyIn15. For more information about future fly-in activities, please contact your state/regional Farmers Union office.

Click here to view the 2015 NFU Fall Legislative Fly-In Talking Points.

Since 1907, the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, serving family farming & ranching and “Growing the Agricultural Grassroots Network”, learn more and join the RMFU Today online @ www.rmfu.org or LIKE them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @RMFUnion

07-23-15 Inside the RMFU with Bill Midcap: Clean Water Act, Clean Power Plan, Trade, Renewable Energy, SAFE, COOL and more…


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Bill Midcap, RMFU’s Director of External Affairs(BARN Media & CoAgNews Network – Briggsdale, CO) July 23, 2015 – On this month’s edition of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union’s Radioline Report inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network I will be visiting with Bill Midcap, RMFU’s Director of External Affairs discussing several topics including:

Since 1907, the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, serving family farming & ranching and “Growing the Agricultural Grassroots Network”, learn more and join the RMFU Today online @ www.rmfu.org or LIKE them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @RMFUnion

06-24-15 Inside the RMFU with Harrison Topp: Farmers Markets, Cooperatives and More…

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Harrison Topp - RMFU 2(BARN Media & CoAgNews Network – Briggsdale, CO) June 24, 2015  – Joining me Inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network for this month’s Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Radioline Report is Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Membership Field Representative Harrison Topp, discussing several topics including…

  • Farm-to-Market & Farmers Markets across the state
  • The importance of cooperatives
  • & More…

To learn more about the Rocky Mountain Farmers Uinion – CLICK HERE

05-13-15 Inside the RMFU with Jennifer Luitjens-Bahr: Summer Camps, CO FFA Convention and More…


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RMFU Summer Camps 2015

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(BARN Media & CoAgNews Network – Briggsdale, CO) May 13, 2015 – On this month’s edition of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union’s Radioline Report inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network I will be visiting with RMFU’s Director of Education Jennifer Luitjens-Bahr, discussing several topics including:

  • RMFU’s Cooperative Leadership Camps – VIEW THE BROCHURE
  • 2015 CO FFA State Convention
  • RMFU Ag Education Programs
  • RMFU’s Ag Literacy Programs
  • & Much More

Since 1907, the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, serving family farming & ranching and “Growing the Agricultural Grassroots Network”, learn more and join the RMFU Today online @ www.rmfu.org or LIKE them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @RMFUnion