Press Releases

  • 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

  • U.S. Wheat Associates Harvest Report – August 3, 2018

    August 3, 2018

    Hard Red Winter The 2018 HRW harvest in the Northern Plains and Pacific Northwest (PNW) is running behind the 5-year average but is now in full swing. There is an interesting difference in Montana: harvest in the north central “Golden … Continue reading

  • 2018 Annie’s Project Woman’s Retreat

    August 2, 2018

    There are 969,672 women farmers in the U.S. today. Annie’s Project-Education for Farm Women (APEFW) is dedicated to providing educational programs designed to strengthen women’s roles in the modern farm enterprise. Join us for a retreat in the beautiful meadows … Continue reading

  • U.S. Wheat Associates Harvest Report – July 27, 2018

    July 30, 2018

    Hard Red Winter The 2018 Plains HRW wheat harvest progressed into most South Dakota and Wyoming fields over the past week and well into the Pacific Northwest. Contrary to early expectations for lower protein levels in areas that had more … Continue reading

  • Public Notice: CWAC/CAWG Joint Board Meeting

    July 30, 2018

    The Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC) and the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG) will hold a joint public meeting on August 7, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. at the CoBank Center for Ag Education, 4616 NE Frontage Road Fort Collins, … Continue reading