Press Releases

  • Western Wheat Growers Survey

    September 18, 2018

    Colorado Wheat has agreed to help distribute a survey for Extension faculty at Utah State University. The survey focuses on wheat production in the western United States. The survey examines the soil quality, yield impacts, and overall profitability of using cover … Continue reading

  • Colorado Crop Progress Report – Week Ending September 16, 2018

    September 17, 2018

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Hot and dry weather accelerated crop maturity and harvest activities last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Northwestern counties received no moisture, and new fires were reported. In northeastern … Continue reading

  • USDA Releases Methodology Behind Trade Aid Numbers

    September 14, 2018

    From NAWG On September 13, 2018, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released a detailed accounting of how the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) calculated estimated damage from trade disruptions. First, USDA took the trade value of a commodity’s exports … Continue reading

  • NAWG and USW Welcome Attention on Trade Policy Risks and Opportunities

    September 13, 2018

    Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) appreciate the Senate Agriculture Committee holding its “Perspectives on U.S. Agricultural Trade” hearing Sept. 13, 2018, focused on the Trump Administration’s trade agenda. The organizations … Continue reading

  • 2018 CSU Ag Day

    September 12, 2018

    Join us on Saturday, September 22, for the annual Ag Day Barbecue at Colorado State University.  Cheer on the Rams against Illinois State after celebrating Colorado and CSU’s agricultural heritage with barbecue food and fun!  Net proceeds support Ag Day … Continue reading

  • Colorado Crop Progress Report – Week Ending September 9, 2018

    September 11, 2018

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Conditions for fieldwork were mixed last week, but planting and harvesting activities continued around scattered moisture events early in the week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, … Continue reading

  • CSU Ag Innovation Summit

    September 7, 2018

    The 2018 AgInnovation Summit at Colorado State University will take place September 20-21. The summit will explore the frontiers of science, technology and policy addressing global food safety and agricultural biosecurity. Confirmed speakers to date include: Honorary Event Chair Tom … Continue reading

  • Wheat Industry News – From U.S. Wheat

    September 7, 2018

    Recent news and highlights from around the wheat industry. Quote of the Week: “It’s hard to hide the optimism associated with the potential of gene editing for wheat. While bread wheat has existed on the planet for 10,000 years, science has … Continue reading

  • USDA to Measure Small Grain Production

    September 6, 2018

    From USDA – NASS Denver, CO – During the first two weeks of September, growers of small grains around the country will receive survey forms from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The agency is taking … Continue reading

  • Colorado Crop Progress Report – Week Ending September 2, 2018

    September 5, 2018

    From National Agricultural Statistics Service – Colorado Field Office AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Conditions last week were generally ideal for fieldwork, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Harvest and maturity of several crops proceeded … Continue reading

  • USDA Launches Trade Mitigation Programs

    September 4, 2018

    From farmers.gov Are you a farmer or rancher whose commodities have been directly impacted by unjustified foreign retaliatory tariffs, resulting in the loss of traditional export markets? As announced in July 2018, USDA will offer three programs to assist agricultural producers … Continue reading

  • Representative Buck to Host Ag Town Hall Meetings

    September 4, 2018

    Join Congressman Ken Buck and special guest Congressman Mike Conway, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, for a conversation on agriculture issues.  Monday, September 10, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Lamar Community Building Multi-Purpose Room 610 South 6th Street, … Continue reading

  • Office Closed – September 3rd

    August 27, 2018

    The Colorado Wheat Office will be closed on Monday, September 3rd in observance of Labor Day. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. 

  • U.S. Wheat Associates Welcomes NAFTA Breakthrough and Market Development Investment

    August 27, 2018

    From U.S. Wheat Associates ARLINGTON, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) believes today’s breakthrough in NAFTA negotiations with Mexico and the announcement that the trade dispute aid package for U.S. agriculture includes new funding for export market development are welcome … Continue reading

  • From NAWG – USDA Aid Package Fails to Consider All Commodities

    August 27, 2018

    Washington, D.C.  – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released details of the $12 billion package of aid to farmers hurt by retaliation resulting from the U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods. According to the USDA press announcement, assistance to … Continue reading

  • Wheat Industry News – From U.S. Wheat

    August 23, 2018

    Recent news and highlights from around the wheat industry. Quote of the Week: “The indistinguishability of genetic changes made by nature, 20th century mutagenesis and 21st century gene editing highlights the absurdity of regulating genetic modification based on the process … Continue reading

  • USDA to Survey County Small Grains Acreage

    August 16, 2018

    From USDA – NASS LAKEWOOD, COLORADO –The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey producers in 32 states, including Arizona, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming, for its County Agricultural Production Survey (CAPS). The survey will collect information … Continue reading

  • Colabrative On-Farm Test Results Available

    August 13, 2018

    The yield, test weight, and protein results from the 2018 Colorado winter wheat Collaborative On-Farm Tests (COFT) are now available. Five varieties (Avery, Breck, Byrd, Langin, and Snowmass) tested across 20 locations.     Results can be viewed here

  • Colorado Crop Production Highlights – August 2018

    August 13, 2018

    NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE COLORADO FIELD OFFICE Based on August 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 178.22 million bushels, according to the August 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National … Continue reading

  • 2018 Wheat Planting Decision Meetings

    August 10, 2018

    Make plans to attend upcoming Wheat Planting Decision Meetings! Tuesday, August 14 Lamar – 12 PM  The Cow Palace 1301 North Main Lamar, CO Burlington – 5 PM The Burlington Community and Education Center  340 South 14th St. Burlington, CO … Continue reading