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