U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)


Wed August 10, 2011

Cattle Branding at Issue in New USDA Rule

Under a new proposed USDA rule to be published tomorrow, ear tags would be the primary form of identification for cattle transported across state lines.
Grace Hood

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will publish a proposed rule later this week that would remove hot-iron cattle branding from the list of official livestock identification methods available to cattle producers. And that doesn’t sit well with some Colorado ranchers moving livestock across state lines.

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Fri June 10, 2011
Flooding Threat

Colorado Receives Watershed Protection Funds

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Colorado is one of five states splitting up $3 million in emergency funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help repair any flood damage caused by this year’s record mountain snowpack.

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Wed May 11, 2011

USDA Predicts 39% Decline in Colorado’s 2011 Winter Wheat Crop

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The first forecast of Colorado’s winter wheat production this year estimates a steep decline in crops this year. But nationwide the decrease is expected to be less severe.

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Tue May 10, 2011

Colorado Counties Eligible for Natural Disaster Aid

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 42 counties in the states of Kansas, Colorado and Oklahoma as natural disaster areas.

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Tue April 5, 2011
Food safety

USDA Proposes New Food Safety Rule

US Department of Agriculture photo by John Nienaber

The U. S. Department of Agriculture is proposing a new requirement for the meat and poultry industry that aims to reduce foodborne illnesses and expensive product recalls.

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