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The Golden Plains Area Extension Program is a joint effort of the counties in Colorado's Northeastern Plains.

The Golden Plains Area Extension Program is a joint effort of the counties in Colorado's Northeastern Plains to provide citizens with valued Extension resources.

Drought and Beef Marketing Discussion

Discussion on long-term and short-term forecast, tools for predicting forage production, and beef market outlook during 2020 drought. This video discussion features: Annie Overlin - CSU Extension Range Mgmt Specialist, Kevin Jablonski- CSU Range Extension, Justin Derner- USDA-ARS, David Augustine-USDA-ARS, Dannele Peck-USDA-ARS, John Ritten- UW Dept. of Ag and Resource Economics, Associate Professor, Steve Oswald and Kenny Burk- southern CO ranchers. The planning and measurement tools available to producers presented in this session are helpful to land managers to navigate the current drought environment and plan for future recovery efforts.

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USDA FSA Extends Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

The USDA Farm Service Agency has extended the deadline and is now accepting CFAP applications through September 11, 2020. If you work with farmers and ranchers whose operation has been directly impacted by the pandemic, this program can provide direct relief to those producers. If you have questions or need further explanation about the program, you can access the recorded webinar the CSU Extension ABM Team and FSA conducted in June here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmFjUPlYf3g&feature=youtu.be.

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USDA Announces Changes to Emergency Haying and Grazing Provisions

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2020 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced changes for emergency haying and grazing of acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). This includes changes outlined in the 2018 Farm Bill that streamlines the authorization process for farmers and ranchers.

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