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

Scientist hopes to restore West’s degraded grasslands

Before European settlers came to North America, bison migrations were essential to the annual renewal of shortgrass prairie ecosystems, says EarthWatch chief scientist Cristina Eisenberg. By...

DATE: June 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Cortez Farmers Market opens for business downtown

The Cortez Farmers Market on Saturday kicked off its annual June-to-October run downtown at Main and Elm streets. Theresa Titone, vendors and market manager, said she expects 39 booths as the...

DATE: June 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Hay producers needed for annual publication

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting listings for the 2016 Colorado Hay Directory. The annual publication, celebrating its 30th anniversary, markets Colorado hay to buyers. “For 30...

DATE: May 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Ranching challenges emerge after 2012 drought

GREELEY – At Marshall Ernst’s ranch in Windsor, northwest of Greeley, the white faces and curly red hair of Hereford cows stand out against the green and brown patches of pasture. For nearly 40...

DATE: May 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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