USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Trudy Kareus announced that funds are now available for Guaranteed Conservation Loans. Conservation loans allow farmers and ranchers to implement conservation practices on their land that will help protect natural resources.
The Delta Conservation District is hosting a workshop featuring DARCA, the State Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance on Thursday, Nov. 29, at Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
The workshop will help all irrigation water users on the Western Slope meet the challenges of these changing times.
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado announced its 2013 Colorado Engineering Excellence Awards winners at a gala event held Nov. 5, at the historic Brown Palace Hotel.
Seven Colorado engineering firms received Engineering Excellence Awards and were among 24 projects submitted by firms statewide.
"Delta County Farm Service Agency (FSA) wants to remind agricultural producers of the upcoming deadlines to purchase Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage for 2013 crops. Now is the time to look ahead at your 2013 crop year plans and evaluate the need to purchase coverage against loss of production as a result of natural disaster on otherwise non-insurable crops," said Alan Bull, County Director.