Press Releases

  • Colorado Crop Progress Report

    April 19, 2016

    CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION WEEK ENDING APRIL 17, 2016 AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Fieldwork increased early last week as producers rallied ahead of a weekend storm in which an abundance of snow and rain were received statewide. This event replenished moisture supplies in … Continue reading

  • Colorado Crop Progress Report

    April 11, 2016

    CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION WEEK ENDING APRIL 10, 2016 AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Field activity gained momentum as conditions last week were generally dry with a marked increase in cooler temperatures. Districts in Southwest Colorado experienced high winds with dry conditions, resulting in … Continue reading

  • NAWG, State Wheat Groups Urge Congress to Move on TPP

    April 11, 2016

    The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and 17 state wheat organizations have joined a wide coalition of agricultural organizations in urging Congress to act quickly on the Trans-Pacific Partnership  (TPP). In a letter to U.S. Speaker of the House … Continue reading

  • Stripe Rust Update – April 11, 2016

    April 11, 2016

    Update from Kirk Broders, Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University. Wheat in the Fort Collins area varies, but most is still in the tillering stage (Feekes 5). Wheat around the state is … Continue reading

  • Public Notice- CWAC and CAWG Meeting April 8, 2016

    March 31, 2016

  • Stripe Rust Discovered in Colorado

    March 31, 2016

    Rust diseases are among the most widespread and devastating economically diseases of cereal crops worldwide. The fungi that cause these diseases are notorious for their ability to increase rapidly and overcome the resistance of wheat or barley varieties. The potential … Continue reading

  • Historic Agreement Bolsters CSU’s Partnership with Colorado Wheat Growers

    March 31, 2016

    By Lauren Klamm, CSU March 31, 2016, Fort Collins, Colo. – Across the High Plains of Colorado stretch 2.3 million acres of wheat fields – plains gold, they call it. Nearly 70 percent of Colorado-grown wheat varieties, with characteristics ranging … Continue reading

  • Pest Sweep

    March 25, 2016

    Colorado State University Extension Golden Plains Area Extension Contact:     Ron F. Meyer   Title:          Area Extension Agronomist   Phone:       (719) 346-5571  E-mail: Old and unused pesticides stored in partially empty containers tend to accumulate in garages, sheds, and … Continue reading

  • China’s Excessive Wheat Subsidies and Other Policies Increase U.S. Farm Losses

    March 24, 2016

    Contact: Steve Mercer, Vice President of Communications, U.S. Wheat Associates, (703) 650-0251, ARLINGTON, Virginia — Over the past few years, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) have demonstrated how the policies of a few … Continue reading

  • Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Historic Agreements for U.S.-Cuba Agriculture Sectors

    March 21, 2016

    HAVANA, March 21, 2016 – As part of President Obama’s historic trip to Cuba to further normalization of relations, advance commercial and people-to-people ties, and express our support for human rights for all Cubans, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced … Continue reading

  • Ag Day at the Capitol Celebrates Colorado’s Agriculture

    March 18, 2016

    March 18, 2016, Fort Collins, Colo. – The 2016 Ag Day at the Capitol was held Wednesday, March 16 at the Capitol Building in Denver. This event which included a food competition, is a celebration of Colorado’s agriculture producers and … Continue reading

  • Research collaboration for the global wheat market

    March 15, 2016

    Research collaboration for the global wheat market Fort Collins (Colorado), Ankeny (Iowa) and St Beauzire (France), March 4, 2016 – Three major agricultural organizations have announced the establishment of their strategic collaboration toward innovative and novel solutions for wheat producers. … Continue reading

  • Hanavan Announces Retirement from Colorado Wheat Organizations

    March 15, 2016

      The Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC), Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG), Colorado Wheat Research Foundation (CWRF) and their long-time executive Darrell Hanavan jointly announced his retirement from the three wheat organizations after a 34-year career effective on February … Continue reading


    February 4, 2016

    February 2, 2016, Fort Collins, Colo. – The Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG) will award two $1,000 scholarships to Colorado high school seniors. The applicants’ parents, grandparents, or legal guardians must be current or new members of CAWG OR … Continue reading


    January 29, 2016

    This report provides the results of the Winter Wheat Seedings by Variety Survey, 2016 Crop, conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Mountain Regional Field Office. The survey was funded by the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee. Colorado wheat producers seeded an estimated 2.25 … Continue reading

  • USDA NASS Colorado Crop Production Press Release

    January 12, 2016

    ANNUAL CROP SUMMARY – 2015 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS   All wheat production in Colorado, estimated at 79.64 million bushels, is down 11 percent from 2014. All wheat yield was 37.1 bushels per acre, down 1.0 bushel per acre from a year ago. … Continue reading

  • National Organizations Support Trans-Pacific Partnership

    November 9, 2015

    NEWS RELEASE   National Wheat Organizations Support TPP Approval and Expansion The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) boards of directors expressed support last week for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) because it will be beneficial … Continue reading

  • Make Your Voice Heard

    October 27, 2015

    Contact your delegates immediately, tell them to kill the reckless budget-agreement provision that would devastate crop insurance and impact farmers.     The White House and Congressional leaders have drafted a two-year, debt ceiling/budget agreement bill that includes a provision … Continue reading

  • Snowmass Ardent Mills Premium Program

    August 24, 2015

    With 13 protein or better, earn up to $1.00/bu for a grower premium through Ardent Mills. Details can be found at the PlainsGold website.  

  • Wheat Trial Results – 2015

    July 31, 2015

    The wheat trial results for 2015 are now posted. Results posted here: 2015 Results