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Thursday, October 2, 2014

‘Agriculture’ Archives

Colorado Extends its Reach around the Globe

Lakewood, Colo. – Colorado’s agricultural producers continue to expand their products into the global market; over the last year, ag exports grew 21 percent in the first quarter of 2010. “Colorado’s first quarter agricultural exports exceeded $223.8 million.  It’s great to see such a strong start to the year,” said Commissioner of Agriculture, John Stulp.  “Purchasers from around the world recognize that Colorado produces safe, high-quality, abundant ... Full Story

Time is Running Out: Don’t Lose Your Brand

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Livestock brands are a vital part of protecting Colorado’s livestock industry; time is running out for brand owners to pay a fee to keep the rights to a brand. The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Division of Brand Inspection reminds brand owners, who have not already paid the 2007 brand assessment fees, to submit their assessment and late fees of $325.00 by June 30, 2010, or the brand will be cancelled. There are currently over 36,600 brands on record in ... Full Story

Stop the Japanese Beetle

Stop the Japanese Beetle

  Stop the Japanese Beetle How property owners can help. LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Thirty-five states to the east of Colorado are currently considered infested or partially infested with Japanese beetle; the Colorado Department of Agriculture is providing valuable tips to homeowners to help protect their property. The Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) is an insect pest that is not native to Colorado and can cause significant damage to landscape plants, turfgrass, and fruit trees. ... Full Story

Gardening with Larimer Master Gardeners, June 14

Gardening with Larimer Master Gardeners, June 14

Salsa Gardens that Sizzle By: Charleen Barr Salsas can be spontaneous, combining a little of this and a little of that, but they are always tangy, zesty and full of color. Tomatoes and peppers are the basis for many salsa recipes and can be found in most gardens. These flavorful, heat-loving sun worshipers grow when the night temperatures are consistently 55 degrees or warmer. Paste tomatoes, such as 'Roma', are meatier, less juicy and richer in acid and sugar than standard tomato ... Full Story

Bovine Tuberculosis Found in Colorado Herd

Bovine Tuberculosis Found in Colorado Herd

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Confirmatory tests show four cows in a Colorado dairy herd have tested positive for bovine tuberculosis (TB). The ongoing investigation by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Agriculture began in March 2010 when internal lesions were discovered on a Southern Colorado cow at a slaughter facility. Subsequent tracing and testing has led to the discovery of the additional positive cattle. Bovine tuberculosis causes internal ... Full Story

Bovine Trichomoniasis Update

Bovine Trichomoniasis Update

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 May 21, 2010, ... Full Story

Annual Directory Promotes Colorado Hay

Annual Directory Promotes Colorado Hay

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting listings for the 2010 Colorado Hay Directory. This annual publication markets Colorado hay to buyers in the state and around the country. “For 23 years this publication has helped connect hay producers and buyers,” said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “And it continues to be an important marketing tool for Colorado’s hay industry.” The listing fee is $25, and ... Full Story

Buying or Selling a Horse? Be Sure to get a Brand

Buying or Selling a Horse? Be Sure to get a Brand Inspection

LAKEWOOD, Colo. –This time of year sends many Coloradans outside to enjoy our warm days and cool evenings; horseback riding is often a favorite summer activity and the Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds horse owners that state statutes require a “brand” inspection if they plan on buying, selling or transporting horses. “The Department typically sees an increase in the number of horses being bought and sold this time of year, ” said CDA’s Division Director for the Brand ... Full Story

‘Horse Business Facilities’ Public Hearing, Monday

Larimer County, Colorado - The Larimer County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 24, 2010 at 6:30 p. m. in the Hearing Room at the Larimer County Courthouse Offices, 200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins, on proposed code amendments for horse business facilities in Larimer County. Since February 2009 a citizens Working Group has worked with the County on revisions to the current code requirements. ‘Horse business facilities’ include boarding stables, riding ... Full Story

Bovine Trichomoniasis Update Talk to Your

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 April 26, 2010, there is one positive “trich” location in Colorado. So far this year, two ... Full Story

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