Deadline to apply for SBA drought loans is Dec. 12

The Journal Small nonfarm businesses in Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico have until Dec. 12 to apply for a Small Business Administration federal disaster loan for economic injury. The...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Fungus killing peach trees, causing millions in losses in Western Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION – A silent killer steadily encroaching on the most beloved of Western Slope fruit has moved into the crosshairs of peach growers and researchers. It’s a fungus so widespread that...

DATE: July 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Residents get tips for tree health during drought

By Forrest Stone Herald Staff Writer The Colorado State Forest Service encourages homeowners to consider supplemental watering to keep their trees healthy during persistent drought conditions. In...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Hay shortage in Southwest Colorado could hit ranchers hard

An extreme shortage of hay as a result of unprecedented drought in Southwest Colorado could force livestock operations struggling to survive to make tough decisions. “I’ve never seen it this dry,”...

DATE: June 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Farmers, ranchers invited to nominate committee candidates

The Journal The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency is accepting nominations from farmers and ranchers for candidates to serve on county committees. Producers serve on committees and...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Wild horse, burros can be adopted on the internet BLM opens an ‘Online Corral’

The Bureau of Land Management has launched an “Online Corral” to begin the adoption process for wild horses and burros. The website connects people who would like to adopt wild horses and burros...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Report: Winter wheat forecast down amid drought, surplus

WICHITA, Kan. – U.S. farmers are expected to harvest their smallest winter wheat crop in more than a decade amid an ongoing drought that has devastated fields across the nation’s breadbasket and a...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Colorado’s genetically pure bison herd gains lab-born calf

Associated Press FORT COLLINS — A bison calf has been born at Colorado State University using a process that manually combines an egg and sperm in a laboratory. The Coloradoan reported Monday that...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Less of New Mexico’s famed chile crop produced in 2017

New Mexico farmers produced fewer of the state’s famed hot peppers in 2017, and data released by federal and state agriculture officials show the value of the chile crop has declined. The tallies...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Company that leases farm land on Navajo agrees to fine

FARMINGTON — An Idaho-based company that leases farm land on the Navajo Nation has been fined for failing to post information on pesticides and ensuring protective gear properly fits workers. The...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Imported guard dogs deployed in U.S. wolf-sheep study

BOISE, Idaho — Federal scientists are trying to decide if it’s time to let the big dogs out. Nearly 120 dogs from three large breeds perfected over centuries in Europe and Asia to be gentle around...

DATE: March 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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