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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Department of agriculture’

Annual Hay Directory Connects Producers with Buyers

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – As a service to hay producers and buyers, the Colorado Department of Agriculture publishes the Colorado Hay Directory annually. The 2010 edition of the directory is available to the public at no cost. “Hay is one of Colorado’s top crops, with nearly 5 million tons produced in 2009, ” said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “The directory helps Colorado’s hay producers market their hay, and is an important resource ... Full Story

Colorado Cantaloupe Ripe with Culinary Possibilities

Colorado Cantaloupe Ripe with Culinary Possibilities

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 cantaloupe is featured in our Sweet Chile Chicken and Grilled Cantaloupe Panini recipe. Available Now...Cantaloupe Rocky Ford melons are recognized for their sweetness. Colorado ranks 4th nationally in cantaloupe production. In 2009, Colorado produced more than 59 ... Full Story

Annual Contest Searching for Agriculture Photographs

Annual Contest Searching for Agriculture Photographs

LAKEWOOD, Colo.--From an eastern plains cornfield under a stormy sky to a line of bikes parked in a western slope vineyard, Colorado agriculture is easily captured in pictures. The 13th annual “Colorado…it’s AgriCultural” photography contest is seeking entries as a way to celebrate Colorado agriculture. “Since the contest began in 1998, we’ve received hundreds of photographs representing every aspect of agriculture in the state, and it is always exciting to see the ... Full Story

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 June 30, 2010, there no positive “trich” ... Full Story

Enjoy Broccoli at Breakfast

Enjoy Broccoli at Breakfast

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 broccoli is featured in our Broccoli Cheese Strata recipe. Available Now...Broccoli Good quality broccoli should have fresh-looking, light green stalks of consistent thickness. Bud clusters should be compact and dark green with some purple tinge.  Broccoli is low in ... 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

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

A free training session has been scheduled for those

A free training session has been scheduled for those wanting to perform weed-free hay and forage inspections:

Press release LAKEWOOD, Colo. – A free training session has been scheduled for those wanting to perform weed-free hay and forage inspections:   April 20, 2010 9 am – 2 pm AmericInn 52000 Two Rivers Plaza Road Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 “This training consists of administrative procedures for weed-free hay and forage inspections,” said Don Gallegos, CDA’s weed free forage program administrator.  “Those attending need to have a good working ... Full Story

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