‘Pray for rain’

Hamburger. Steak. Prime rib. However you like it, beef is what’s for dinner on many local tables. But the folks who put it on the plate are dealing with the consequences of two years of drought and...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Cook up recipes for squash from farmers market

“Music, people, smiles, smells, and good food.” That's why Dan Wood, a local resident, shops at the Cortez Farmer's Market each week. Roberta and Shelby Smith begin their summer Saturday mornings...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

CSU agents lead budget workshop for farmers in Cortez

After a storm kept them away from a January conference, two agricultural economists finally got a chance to address Cortez farmers in person. Norm Dalsted and Jenny Beiermann, both professors and...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Photo: Learning to prune apple orchard

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Denver auctions off $59,000 worth of bison

DENVER – Denver’s annual bison auction reined in more than $59,000 for the city this year, the most in the event’s 32-year history. The Denver Post reports that officials from the city Parks and...

DATE: March 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Mancos ‘scaling up’ workshop promotes wholesale marketing

In a workshop by the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union on Saturday, small farmers learned about how to sell their product to bigger markets. About 30 people attended the event at Mount Lookout Grange in...

DATE: March 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Growing Partners plans community leadership course for Southwest

This planting season, Growing Partners of Southwest Colorado will host a free class for locals who want a say in what goes into their food. The organization, which is formed from several agencies...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Mancos library starts agriculture series with grazing lecture

The Mancos Public Library started a new series of agriculture seminars on Wednesday with two different perspectives on grazing land. Cattle rancher Dustin Stein and U.S. Forest Service agent...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Fairgrounds, veterans affairs report growth

The Montezuma County Fairgrounds and veteran services continue to show strong growth, according to reports presented to county commissioners. Last year, there were 273 days with major events or...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Water is top priority for Coram, Catlin

Speaking to an agriculture group this month in Cortez, state legislators Don Coram and Marc Catlin said they’re prepared to help farmers and ranchers from Colorado’s Capitol.“The basis of this...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Colorado Senate, House hear hemp, transportation bills

DENVER – Republicans in the Colorado House of Representatives shot back Thursday after House Speaker Crisanta Duran said a day earlier that revenue-neutral proposals were not the answer to the...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture