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

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

Drought forces painful choices for New Mexico ranchers

ALBUQUERQUE – Some stretches of New Mexico have gone months without meaningful moisture, leaving farmers and ranchers with difficult decisions as forecasts call for drought to intensify. Experts...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Southwestern cattlemen face industry challenges

Updates on ranching and range issues were presented at the Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association meeting Saturday at the Cortez Elks Lodge. The weak winter snowpack of less than 40 percent of...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Water forecast is bleak for Lake Powell

DENVER – One of the most important reservoirs in the Southwest will likely collect less than half its normal amount of spring runoff this year because of a warm, dry winter across much of the...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

AgrAbility workshop in Mancos to address problems of aging

The national AgrAbility project, which helps farmers with disabilities or other barriers to work, will hold a winter workshop at Southwest Colorado Community College in Mancos on Feb. 8. The...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Animas Valley Grange to present beekeeping talk

Tina Sebestyen from the Colorado State Bee Keepers Association will present a talk called “What You Need to Get Started with Bees” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Animas Valley Grange, 7271 County Road...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture