Recent News

April 8, 2014

Leland Swenson, State Executive Director of the Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA), announced that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

The official announcement was made by FSA Administrator Juan M. Garcia who stated, “President Obama and Secretary Vilsack made it a priority to begin enrollment for these programs.

April 7, 2014

The Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG) is hosting a Farm Bill Explanation Tour April 22-24 at five locations in eastern Colorado to explain the “The Agriculture Act of 2014” (2014 Farm Bill) recently passed by Congress.

The meetings are being co-sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, Colorado Farm Bureau and the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee.

The 5-year bill, which replaces the “Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008” (2008 Farm Bill) provides farmers with a one-time election to enroll in Ag Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs.

April 4, 2014

This weekend's edition of FarmCast Radio includes interviews with Commissioner John Salazar, Larry Combest on the Farm Bill, Rep. Randy Fischer and Heather Wolf of Monsanto talking about rural scholarships.  Visit the FarmCast page by clicking "Media Center" and "FarmCast Radio" at the top of the page.

March 18, 2014

Colorado Corn Growers Association and the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee are urging farmers to attend free, informational sessions on March 31 and April 1 in Burlington and Yuma. The meetings will highlight the changes in farm policy that will be brought about with the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill.

The Burlington meeting will be March 31 at the Burlington Community Center, 340 S. 14th St. The Yuma meeting will be April 1 at the Irrigation Research Foundation Farm, 40161 Hwy 59. Both meetings run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a lunch provided.

March 18, 2014

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