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Sign Up For Crop Coverage

 There is still time to sign up for the Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage through the US Department of Agriculture, for the year 2017 crop year. More than $7 billion in payments were made last year to producers under the two programs. Those who fail to sign up by the deadline, which is Continue reading

Time For Flood Insurance?

The large amounts of snow this winter could result in area flooding.  In fact, on Monday this week the Elk River in Routt County had record-setting flows, and the Yampa River near Steamboat was flowing well above normal for this time of year.  Due to increased flood risk, it may be Continue reading

Judge Pushes Back On EPA Coal Regulations

A U.S. District Court Judge has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to begin tracking and evaluating the impact the Clean Air Act has had on coal mining and power plant jobs in the United States. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told Judge John Preston Bailey, it would take the EPA two years to devise a method to track the economic effects of the Clean Air Act. Bailey deemed this time frame insufficient, and set a July first deadline for the EPA to identify facilities that Continue reading

Wildfire Risk

Wildfires-300Because of the wet spring weather the wildfire risk in Northwest Colorado will be lower than it normally is this time of year. This is according to a seasonal outlook that is conducted by the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center that measures precipitation, wind, and soil moisture. The outlook shows that the heavy Continue reading

Winds Continue To Hinder I-80 Drivers

WINDHigh winds and snow continue to cause problems for travelers on I-80 across Wyoming. Overnight part of the interstate was closed due to extreme blow over risk as winds were gusting to over 65 mph, there were also areas where black ice and accidents stopped or slowed down Continue reading

USDA Revises Farm Program Payments

 

USDA-300The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday finalized a rule to ensure that farm safety-net payments are issued only to active managers of farms that operate as joint ventures or general partnerships, consistent with the direction and authority provide by Congress in the 2014 Farm Bill. The action, which exempts Continue reading