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USDA Update October 27, 2016

| USDA Updates
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
• CRP Routine Grazing Period -   October 1 – November 30th
• 2nd Tuesday each month – FSA Farm Loan personnel in Kiowa County FSA Office. 
• CRP GRASSLANDS SIGNUP - No date announced for next ranking period.
• CERTIFICATION 2017 fall crops - November 15th – wheat, native grass, triticale, alfalfa crop deadline.
• NAP policy deadline -  December 1st, 2016 - Purchase 2017 policy for Alfalfa, Grass, Mixed Forage

Winter Livestock Update October 19, 2016

| Winter Livestock
2318 Cattle Receipts Tuesday October
11th, 2016. Lightweight Steers Sold

USDA Update October 19, 2016

| USDA Updates
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
• CRP Routine Grazing Period -   October 1 – November 30th
• 2nd Tuesday each month - Farm Loan personnel in Kiowa County FSA Office. 
• CRP GRASSLANDS SIGNUP - No date announced for next ranking period.
• CERTIFICATION 2017 fall crops - November 15th – wheat, native grass, triticale, alfalfa crop deadline.
• NAP policy deadline -  December 1st, 2016 - Purchase 2017 policy for Alfalfa, Grass, Mixed Forage

USDA Update October 5, 2016

| USDA Updates
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
• September 30th - CRP haying deadline, hay must be removed by November 13th.
• CRP Routine Grazing Period -   October 1 – November 30th
• 2nd Tuesday each month - Farm Loan personnel in Kiowa County FSA Office. 
• CRP GRASSLANDS SIGNUP - No date announced for next ranking period.
• CERTIFICATION 2017 fall crops - November 15th – wheat, native grass, triticale, alfalfa crop deadline.
• NAP deadline -  December 1st, 2016 - Purchase 2017 policy for Alfalfa, Grass, Mixed Forage

Indy Picks - Back From The Dead Gadget Repairs

| Priscilla Waggoner | Indy Picks
     About two and a half years ago, Barb Scranton broke her cell phone, which she used in just about every aspect of her life.  “It was the biggest hassle in the world,” she says. “I took it to someone to get it repaired, and that person broke it two more times.”  She said she wanted to do something so other people didn’t have to have the same experience.  On their third trip back from Pueblo, her husband, Jeff, said, “You know, I could do that. I could fix that cell phone.”  Barb describes Jeff as being “very mechanically inclined and able to fix just about anything”.

Winter Livestock Update September 7, 2016

| Winter Livestock
WINTER LIVESTOCK
LA JUNTA, CO
346 CATTLE RECEIPTS TUESDAY AUGUST 30TH, 2016. LIGHTWEIGHT STEERS SOLD 5.

USDA Update September 7, 2016

| USDA Updates
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
 
• Kiowa County COC meeting - September 13th.
• September 14th - Last day for producers to graze CRP Routine Grazing.
• September 30th - CRP haying deadline, hay must be removed by November 13th.
• 2nd Tuesday each month - Farm Loan personnel in Kiowa County FSA Office. 
• CRP GRASSLANDS SIGNUP - No date announced for next ranking period.

Winter Livestock Update August 10, 2016

| Winter Livestock

WINTER LIVESTOCK
LA JUNTA, CO
 
505 CATTLE RECEIPTS TUESDAY AUGUST 2ND, 2016.  LIGHTWEIGHT STEERS SOLD SHARPLY HIGHER ON IMPROVED QUALITY AND SELECTION 400.00 TO 485.00, THREE WEIGHTS BY THE POUND TO 182.00.  HEAVY STEER CALVES SOLD 3.00 TO 5.00 HIGHER 150.00 TO 167.00.  LIGHTWEIGHT HEIFERS SOLD 3.00 TO 5.00 HIGHER ON BETTER SELECTION THAN LAST WEEK 145.00 TO 160.00, HEAVY HEIFER CALVES SOLD STEADY 130.00 TO 145.00.

USDA Update August 10, 2016

| USDA Updates
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
 
• CCC-633EZ Page 1 – Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP) agreement and request – MUST BE SIGNED AND ON FILE WITH FSA OFFICE BEFORE SELLING THE GRAIN. 
• COC meeting -  August 9th
• 2nd Tuesday each month - Farm Loan personnel in Kiowa County FSA Office. 
• CRP GRASSLANDS SIGNUP - No date announced for deadline.
 
KIOWA COUNTY LOAN RATE FOR WHEAT
 

Winter Livestock Update August 3, 2016

| Winter Livestock
 
WINTER LIVESTOCK
LA JUNTA, CO
 
295 CATTLE RECEIPTS TUESDAY JULY 26TH, 2016.  FEW LIGHTWEIGHT CALVES SELLING BY THE HEAD 350.00 TO 450.00, HEAVY STEER CALVES SOLD STEADY ON SELECTION OFFERED 130.00 TO 146.00.  LIGHTWEIGHT HEIFER CALVES SELLING BY THE HEAD FROM 250.00 TO 375.00, HEAVY HEIFER CALVES SOLD STEADY ON VERY SHORT SUPPLY 120.00 TO 130.00

USDA Update August 3, 2016

| USDA Updates
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
• CCC-633EZ Page 1 – Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP) agreement and request – MUST BE SIGNED AND ON FILE WITH FSA OFFICE BEFORE SELLING THE GRAIN. 
• COC meeting -  August 9th
• 2nd Tuesday each month - Farm Loan personnel in Kiowa County FSA Office. 
• CRP GRASSLANDS SIGNUP - No date announced for deadline.

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Proclaims August 7-13 “National Farmers Market Week”

| USDA Updates
WASHINGTON, July 11, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today signed a proclamation declaring Aug. 7-13, 2016, as "National Farmers Market Week." This year marks the 17th annual National Farmers Market Week to honor and celebrate the important role that farmers markets play in local economies.

Touching Hearts

| Priscilla Waggoner | Indy Picks
Occasionally, in the day-to-day course of meeting people, a person will come across someone who just seems to be on the right path.  It looks different on different people, yet, at the same time, there’s a commonality present.  Maybe it’s the joy in their voice or a certainty of purpose that many of us lack.  But, whatever it is, it can emanate from a person with the same steady glow as a flame sends out its light.

Winter Livestock Update July 27

| Winter Livestock

WINTER LIVESTOCK
LA JUNTA, CO
 
344 CATTLE RECEIPTS TUESDAY JULY 19TH, 2016.  PACKAGES OF LIGHTWEIGHT CALVES SOLD STEADY 135.00 TO 164.00, FEW FIVE WEIGHTS SOLD 2.00 TO 3.00 LOWER 145.00 TO 157.00.  LIGHTWEIGHT HEIFER CALVES SOLD 3.00 TO 5.00 LOWER IN A VERY LIMITED SUPPLY.  FOUR WEIGHTS TO 131.00, FIVE WEIGHTS TO 133.00

USDA Update July 27, 2016

| USDA Updates

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
 
• CCC-633EZ Page 1 – Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP) agreement and request – MUST BE SIGNED AND ON FILE WITH FSA OFFICE BEFORE SELLING THE GRAIN. 
• 2nd Tuesday each month - Farm Loan personnel in Kiowa County FSA Office. 
• August 1 – Deadline to request farm reconstitution or farm transfer for 2016.  This includes transfers for physical county ARC-CO yields. 
• August 1 -   2016 ARC-PLC Enrollment Deadline
• August 1 -  County Committee Nomination Deadline -  LAA 3 – west end
• CRP GRASSLANDS SIGNUP - No date announced for deadline.
 
FIRE DAMAGE
 
The fire this past week east of Eads left some pasture land bare and all concerned are hoping for some rain to that area soon for recovery.  Producers who suffered damage from the fires are encouraged to contact Farm Service Agency as they could possibly be eligible for the loss of pasture land. 

Winter Livestock Update February 10, 2016

| Winter Livestock
LA JUNTA, CO
742 Cattle Receipts