June 3 deadline for signing up for ACRE in 2013
The deadline for the 2013 (and final) Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program is June 3. There are a number of reasons why growers may want to consider enrolling this year. Below is a summary from the Colorado State University Extension Office provided by John Deering of Washington County Extension. John is willing to address any questions that producers may have and can be reached at (970) 345-2287.
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CCGA voices dissent with aspects of NCGA Farm Bill policy
The Colorado Corn Growers Association earlier this week sent a letter to the National Corn Growers Association regarding a dissenting position over the NCGA Farm Bill policy development.
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CCGA urges Hickenlooper to veto SB252
Colorado Corn Growers Association Public Policy Chair Rick Palkowitsh was among a handful of agricultural representatives to meet with Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday to ask him to veto SB252. The meeting was arranged with the Governor through Representative Jerry Sonnenberg at the urging of the CCGA Public Policy Committee.
Planting season taking longer ... not many complaints, though
Doug Melcher of Holly shows the progress of his corn which is just starting to peek out and enjoy all this wonderful Colorado sunshine we have had recently. Below is corn planting progress nationwide.
CCGA supports biotech trade letter
The Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) has agreed to sign on to a letter from two senators that the National Corn Growers Association and others also support to urge U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack and Acting US Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis raising the priority of regulatory discussions with trade partners regarding biotechnology concerns.
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Membership matters: Hear the interview!
Member Services Chair Rod Hahn recently sat down for an interview with Jeremy Weathers to talk about his operation, the national Leadership Program and updates on the benefits of being a member of the Colorado Corn Growers Association. The program will air on KSIR radio. You can hear the interview here:
USDA grant cuts 25% off farm upgrades
CCGA opposes oil and gas bill
The Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) Public Policy committee has opposed HB 1269. This bill allows for a shift in focus to emphasize environmental concerns as a priority over the responsible development of oil and gas resources. It also restricts ownership access to mineral rights and resource development.
To see all of CCGA's stands and bills they are monitoring, click here.
Recruit a member and win DTN has been extended!
The recruiting contest has been extended and will now run through May 24. The top recruiter of new members for the Colorado Corn Growers Association will win a full year of one of DTN's online Pro Services (Grains, Livestock or Dairy). That's a $1.400 value! ann Click here for an informational flyer on the program.
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