Trudy Kareus, state executive director of the Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA), urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of March 15.
The noninsured crop disaster assistance program (NAP) is a federally funded program that helps producers reduce their risk when growing food and fiber crops, specialty crops and crops for livestock feed.
On Jan. 21 and 22, Delta County junior princess Tess Gore and princess Arla Nelson went to the National Western Stock Show in Denver to volunteer their time and represent Delta County.
One of their activities was a tour of the KUSA Channel 9 News building. Arla was able to make the tour, but Tess and her family got held up in traffic and missed it.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) invites minority farmers and ranchers in Delta County and across the nation to voluntarily join the USDA Minority Farm Register to receive information and opportunities from USDA agencies.
"The new Minority Farm Register is an outreach tool to reach underserved farmers and ranchers who are not currently enrolled in USDA loan, farm or conservation programs," said Alan Bull, Delta County FSA county executive director.
Several local Angus producers have been included in the American Angus Association's annual Pathfinder Report.
Michael L Ripp, Delta, has five registered Angus cows included in the association's 2012 Pathfinder® Report.
A newly formed organization, Colorado Ag Leadership Program (CALP), is dedicated to enhancing leadership capabilities of those committed to the future of Colorado's agriculture and rural communities.
CALP is a hands-on program that will recruit enthusiastic Coloradoans involved in agriculture, agribusiness, rural industries, rural communities or natural resource management.