Wayne and Melody Semler honored as Cattlemen of the Year

Wayne and Melody Semler, ranchers in Bayfield, were selected as this year’s Cattlemen of the Year by the La Plata-Archuleta Cattlemen’s Association. At the association’s annual banquet last...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

A fat snowpack: Farmers should have water through October

YELLOW JACKET – Sprouts from a volunteer crop of spring wheat in a field kept fallow during last year’s drought provided a reassuring sign earlier this month for Chris Neely. “Last year, the only...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

County clamps down on people falsely claiming ag tax status

Davin Montoya and his family have been working the land and raising cattle in Southwest Colorado since the turn of the century. It hasn’t always been easy, and like most ranchers and farmers who...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Champion steer sets stock show auction record of $150,000

DENVER – Officials say a prize-winning steer has been auctioned for a record-setting amount at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. Ames Construction Co. made a winning bid of $150,000 for...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Colorado AgrAbility Project returns to Montezuma County

The Colorado AgrAbility Project, which helps farmers with disabilities or other barriers to work, will hold a winter workshop at Pueblo Community College Southwest in Mancos on Jan. 23. The project...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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

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