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

More sage grouse habitat is open for drilling

The Trump administration has been making it easier for oil and gas companies to drill wells in prime habitat for greater sage grouse. At the end of the year, the Bureau of Land Management...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Friends start farm, then a market to match

Two friends with a shared passion for community-supported agriculture and locally grown produce are the driving force behind Durango’s newest farmers market. Business partners Kate Sopko and Morgan...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Dolores farmers market grows in winter

The winter farmers market at the Four Seasons Greenhouse in Dolores continues to grow in its fifth year. Open on Saturdays from November through March, the market features vendors from farms and...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Montezuma, Dolores counties are designated as natural disaster areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated five counties in Southwest Colorado as primary natural disaster areas because of losses and damages caused by multiple disasters in the 2017 crop...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Farm Stewardship Award applications open

The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee and Colorado Corn Growers Association are seeking applications for the Colorado Farm Stewardship Award. The winner will be selected by CCAC and CCGA board...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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

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