Rural areas at risk as aquifer drains

DENVER – The draining of a massive aquifer that underlies portions of eight states in the central U.S. is drying up steams, causing fish to disappear and threatening the livelihood of farmers who...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Producers to receive FSA ballots beginning Nov. 6

The Journal The U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin mailing ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers for the 2017 Farm Service Agency County Committee elections on Nov. 6, according to FSA...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

2017 Montezuma County Fair livestock buyers

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DATE: Oct. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Program collects thousands of pounds of hay-bale twine in Southwest Colorado

Farmers already do a lot of recycling, from using manure to make compost to repurposing wooden pallets to fix fencing and even reusing oil from tractors to run heaters. However, as is the case...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Crow Canyon reports that cultural sites are economic power

Cultural sites in Southwest Colorado are an economic asset for local communities, according to a new report released by Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.The study, The Economic Contributions of...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

BLM offers outcome-based grazing authorizations

The Journal The Bureau of Land Management announced an initiative on Friday to provide grazing permit holders new flexibility in livestock management and protect public lands. The effort emphasizes...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Beekeepers to host community talk

The Four Corners Beekeepers will present a community talk by Michele Colopy of the Pollinator Stewardship Council about affordable ways to replace lawns with a pollinator garden for bees at 6:30...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Prairie dogs aggravate ranchers across La Plata County

As the prairie dog population in La Plata County rises and wreaks havoc on landowners, the presence of the often-reviled rodent has some hoping for an unconventional solution: the plague. “They are...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

CSU Extension looking for volunteers for local advisory committee

The Montezuma County CSU Extension office is open for volunteers to serve on its local advisory committee. The advisory committee is a group composed primarily of individuals outside the...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Farmers Market profile: Peak Season Farms delivers year-round

Peak Season Farms in Hesperus takes a unique approach to growing produce all year long. Owner Wendy Wyatt said Peak Season vegetables are all organic, and grown indoors in a vertical hydroponic...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Allison farmers grow, roast green chiles

With names such as Big Jim and Miss Junie, a casual listener could have mistaken last weekend’s kickoff of the Ignacio Green Chile Fest as an entirely social affair. But Big Jim and Miss Junie...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

For Colorado farmers in crisis, a new hotline offers hope

DENVER — “The agricultural economic crisis is real. The resulting stress is real. Let’s TALK about it.” That’s the pitch on the Colorado Department of Agriculture website for a new program aimed at...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture