"Delta County Farm Service Agency (FSA) wants to remind agricultural producers of the Sept. 30 deadline to purchase Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage for 2014 crops. The Sept. 30 deadline is for winter wheat, spring wheat, and birds foot forage," announced Alan Bull, County Director.
The destruction from heavy rains on the Front Range last week is truly mind-boggling: houses swept away by raging rivers, bridges gone, numerous rock slides, whole towns isolated, and countless farm fields under water. Thousands of people have had to leave their homes, and hundreds remain unaccounted for.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture has designated Delta, Mesa and Montrose counties as Primary Disaster areas due to losses suffered from frosts and freezes in April and May of this year. Additionally, Garfield, Gunnison, Ouray, Pitkin and San Miguel counties were designated as contiguous disaster counties.
There's not enough water in Colorado to meet Colorado's future water needs.
That's the blunt message Grand Valley water providers are sending to the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB), the entity Governor Hickenlooper has charged with pulling together a draft statewide water plan by the end of next year.