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

2017 Montezuma County Fair livestock buyers

Antique Corral Aspen Wallwood Auto Glass Wizard Basin Coop Belt Salvage Comfort Air Cortez Animal B&B Country Gas Cruzan Construction D&D Sales Dolores State Bank E-4 Seed Empire Electric...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Farm Service Agency reminds farmers, ranchers of loan opportunities

Jenny Peterson, executive director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Colorado Farm Service Agency, reminds farmers and ranchers that the agency offers farm-ownership and farm-operating loans to...

DATE: Oct. 22, 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. 24, 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