USDA reminder: Acreage reports due July 15

RBC I U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Leland Swenson reminds agricultural producers that July 15 is the deadline to file an acreage report for spring seeded crops in Colorado.

RBC named disaster area by the USDA

RBC I Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 38 Colorado counties — including Rio Blanco County — suffering from severe losses due to drought as natural disaster areas.

SET meeting works for economy

RBC I More than 40 officials from three counties and three cities gathered in Meeker on April 3, focused on working together to benefit the area with economic development.

Yampa White River region selected for rural program

RBC I USDA Rural Development, in conjunction with the Southern Rural Development Center, CSU Extension, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, and El Pomar Foundation, has selected one rural multi-county region in Colorado to be included in a program called “Stronger Economies Together” (SET). The 2013 Colorado selectee […]

$1 million available for conservation grants

RBC — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced the availability of up to $1 million for proposed projects in Colorado through the 2008 Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) Program. Applications must be received by March 31 and are being accepted electronically as well as in written form. Visit […]