Press Releases

  • NAWG and CAWG Applauds Senate Prioritization of Farm Economy Amidst Low Prices

    September 21, 2016

    Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee is holding a hearing on the Current State of the Farm Economy, with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testifying. The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) submitted testimony to the Committee discussing the dire economic conditions … Continue reading

  • 2016 Centennial Farms

    September 6, 2016

    Centennial Farms Program In 1986 the Colorado Centennial Farms program was created by Governor Richard D. Lamm, the Colorado Historical Society (now History Colorado) and the Colorado Department of Agriculture to recognize the important role agriculture has played in our … Continue reading

  • CWAC and CAWG August Board Meeting

    July 25, 2016

      PUBLIC NOTICE The Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC) and the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG) will hold a joint public meeting on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Place:  Ameristar 111 Richman Street BlackHawk, CO 80422 Time:                     8:30 a.m. … Continue reading

  • CWAC and CAWG 2016-17 Board Announcement

    July 13, 2016

    July 13, 2016—- Fort Collins, Colorado—–The Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC) announces receipt of the Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture, Don Brown’s, appointments for the 2016-17 Wheat Administrative Committee Board of Control. The most recent appointments mark a departure from the … Continue reading

  • Congressman Ken Buck joins Colorado Wheat Tour

    July 1, 2016

      July 1, 2016, Fort Collins, Colo. – On June 29, 2016, Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC) and Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG) hosted Congressman Ken Buck (R – CO) on a tour of the wheat industry in Colorado’s … Continue reading

  • Seed to Glass Collaboration

    June 17, 2016

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2016 Colorado truly is the state of purple mountains majesty and amber waves of grain. Colorado also calls itself the “State of Craft Beer”, and there is currently exciting new work being done to … Continue reading


    June 11, 2016

    Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of June 1, 2016, is forecast at 81.90 million bushels, according to the June 1 Agricultureal Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. … Continue reading


    May 31, 2016

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Last week, planting activities progressed on pace prior to midweek when an abundance of precipitation was received east of the Front Range, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Precipitation fell in … Continue reading

  • 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