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Sunday, December 21, 2014

‘Agriculture’ Archives

“Spring Fling” in Greeley Features

Review of EPA Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Program The Weld County, Larimer County, and Adams/St. Vrain Farmers Unions will join with Agland Cooperative, Colorado Corn Growers, and Colorado Wheat Growers for a Weld County Spring Fling which will feature an appearance by Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar and a public information meeting to let farmers and ranchers know their obligations under the Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) ... Full Story

Colorado Ag Day Celebrates American Way of Life

By John Salazar Commissioner of Agriculture Throughout the centuries, the American way of life has stood for freedom, honor, and integrity. It’s no surprise that those are the same words I use to describe Colorado’s agricultural producers.  It is through the hard work and dedication of our producers that we are able to provide safe, abundant, and affordable products for your family and dinner table. Colorado Ag Day is March 16 and it’s a day to recognize and celebrate the ... Full Story

Bennet Backs Bill to End Veterinarian Shortfall in

14 Colorado Counties Have too Few Food Animal Veterinarians   Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet has joined a bipartisan push to address the shortfall of veterinarians in underserved rural communities across Colorado and the country. The bipartisan Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act, which Bennet is cosponsoring, would bolster the nation’s veterinary workforce by eliminating taxes on programs that encourage veterinarians to practice in ... Full Story

Colorado Ag Day is March 16, 2011

Celebrate the Bounty of Colorado Agriculture Colorado Ag Day is March 16, 2011 LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Governor John Hickenlooper has proclaimed March 16, 2011, as “Colorado Ag Day.” The day coincides with National Ag Week, March 13-19, and is designed to celebrate the abundance provided by America’s agricultural producers. “Colorado's farmers and ranchers contribute greatly to our way of life. Besides providing food and fiber, agriculture also protects our natural resources,” said ... Full Story

Larimer County Hosts Farm Transition Workshop

Larimer County Hosts Farm Transition Workshop March 24 at Poudre Valley REA Headquarters Larimer County Farmers Union and Poudre Valley Cooperative Association will be co-sponsoring a forum Thursday, March 24, 2011, entitled; “Steps For Successful Farm Transition” – An Educational Program on Estate Planning. The program will be held in the conference room at the Poudre Valley REA (7649 REA Parkway, Fort Collins), beginning at 7:00 pm. The program will include presentations by ... Full Story

Deadline Approaching for Inclusion in Annual Farm

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Colorado growers can market their products to consumers through the 27th annual Colorado Farm Fresh Directory. Listings are being accepted for the 2011 edition of the directory. Published by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Farm Fresh promotes Colorado farmers’ markets, roadside stands, u-picks, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) producers, agritourism activities and farms and ranches that sell direct to the public. “The Farm Fresh Directory continues to ... Full Story

Mix It Up With Colorado Millet

Mix It Up With Colorado Millet

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. This month, Colorado millet is featured in our Millet Trail Mix recipe. Available Now…Millet What is Millet? Millet is a grain that is most often used for bird seed; however, it is gaining in popularity in the food industry because it is gluten-free. Colorado is the number one millet ... Full Story

Assistance for Farmers and Ranchers who suffer Losses

Assistance for Farmers and Ranchers who suffer Losses Due to Natural Disasters

  USDA Announces Assistance for Farmers and Ranchers who suffer Losses Due to Natural Disasters 2009 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program Application Period Begins on January 10, 2011 WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the sign-up period for the 2009 crop year Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program begins on Jan. 10, 2011. SURE is one of five disaster programs included in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act ... Full Story

CU Study shows wind turbines on farmlands may benefit

Wind turbines in Midwestern farm fields may be doing more than churning out electricity. The giant turbine blades that generate renewable energy might also help corn and soybean crops stay cooler and drier, help them fend off fungal infestations and improve their ability to extract growth-enhancing carbon dioxide from the air and soil. The preliminary findings of a months-long study that examines how wind turbines on farmlands interact with surrounding crops were presented today at the ... Full Story

Bovine Trichomoniasis Update

Talk to Your Veterinarian, Test Your Herd LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds cattle owners to test their herd for Bovine Trichomoniasis. “Testing and monitoring herds for trichomoniasis is the best method of controlling this infection,” said State Veterinarian, Dr. Keith Roehr. “Cattle owners should talk to their veterinarian to determine the best management practices for their herd.” As of November 29, 2010, there are three positive ... Full Story

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