Bayfield couple’s ‘weeds’ turn into growing hops business

When Paul and Krii Black found hops growing on the ranch they manage in the Pine River Valley, they thought they were weeds. But after talking with a neighbor and doing a bit of research, they...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Entrepreneur develops cattle health-tracking system

An Australian entrepreneur, now based in Durango, wants to change the way cattle herds are managed with health-tracking technology. David Poussard’s company CattleFit was one of five local...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Montezuma 4-H livestock sale nets $152,000

Following are the results of the livestock sale of the Montezuma County Fair. Listings include the name of the exhibitor, the weight of the naimal, the sale price and the buyer. Grand champions...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Research center hosts field tour, barbecue in Yellow Jacket

A hands-on field tour and free barbecue at the Southwestern Colorado Research Center in Yellow Jacket is planned for Thursday, Aug. 18 at 9 a.m. The research center is an unusual place with one of...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

We’ve got your goats

DATE: Aug. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Collbran benefit planned for Western Colorado Agriculture Resource Center

The Journal A benefit for Western Colorado Agriculture Resource Center, the Colorado Hemp Fest will feature speakers and demonstrations on the main stage on Aug. 12-14. About 20 industry experts...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Region 9 receives $60K from USDA for SCAPE Program

The Journal The Region 9 Economic Development District of SW Colorado, Inc. has received a Rural Business Development Grant through USDA for the Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for...

DATE: July 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Farm Service Agency reminds wheat producers of marketing loans

For The Journal The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency reminds wheat producers that FSA marketing assistance loans can help meet cash flow needs without selling commodities when...

DATE: July 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Strength in numbers

A cooperative of small, regional farms is bringing diverse produce to the Four Corners area – and hoping to make family farming in the area a more viable pursuit. The Mancos-based Southwest Farm...

DATE: July 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Growing Partners seeks six leaders for fellowship program

The Journal Growing Partners of Southwest Colorado seeks six leaders to participate in a community organizing fellowship, intended to connect and support projects and communities across the...

DATE: June 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Tax credit seeks to help young farmers

A new state tax credit is seeking to ease one of the largest barriers for prospective farmers, the price of land. “As expensive as land is, it’s very, very difficult for a young farmer to buy land...

DATE: June 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Cattle grazing reintroduced to Forest Service lands

After a five-year respite, cattle grazing will resume this month on about 43,000 acres in the Upper Hermosa and Elbert Creek areas of the San Juan National Forest. Up to 200 cattle are allowed to...

DATE: June 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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