USDA restarts incentives to grow and harvest biomass

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency administrator Val Dolcini announced last week that incentives resume this month for farmers and foresters who grow and harvest biomass for...

DATE: May 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Cortez Farmers Market promises 39 booths this season

The Cortez Farmers Market kicks off Saturday, June 4 at 7:30 a.m. and runs through October. Theresa Titone, vendors and market manager, expects 39 booths as the market season gets in full swing....

DATE: May 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Can food hubs boost rural farming economies?

Dan Hobbs farms 30 acres of land east of Pueblo, Colorado. For years, he spent weekends traveling hours to farmers markets to sell his produce, always losing a day in the fields and returning home...

DATE: April 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Ag extension has roots in community

Montezuma County’s agricultural extension office offers more services than people may realize. Director Tom Hooten gave an overview of the department during a recent county meeting. The...

DATE: April 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

CattleGrowers group seeks intern

The Journal The Colorado Independent CattleGrowers Association’s board of directors is accepting applicants for its annual six- to eight-week summer internship. The intern is provided with a grant...

DATE: April 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Federal government wants farmers to supply local markets

ASSOCIATED PRESS The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union has been chosen for a federal pilot program that puts farmers in contact with markets close to home to meet the growing demand for food grown...

DATE: April 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Suckla elected to BLM Grazing Advisory Board

For The Journal The BLM’s grazing advisory board for Southwest Colorado recently elected new regional board members, including Steve Suckla, of Cortez, who represents the Tres Rios area and...

DATE: April 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Stotz announces tractor pull winners

Stotz Equipment and the Cortez Future Farmers of America have announced the winners of the tractor pull contest during the Four States Agricultural Exposition. Coming in first place were: Mathew...

DATE: March 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

McElmo Canyon gets new heirloom fruit trees

Spring is here, and that means heirloom fruit trees are being planted as part of the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project.Last year, a historic orchard in McElmo Canyon owned by Philip and Vivenne...

DATE: March 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

At the Extension

Food safety class to be held in Durango A poor review from the health inspector published in the newspaper can easily cost negative publicity for a food service operation, and the La Plata County...

DATE: March 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Ag expo shows off canine sports

Even livestock dogs have bouts of boredom between herding jobs.If they’re lucky, their owners have clued them into the sport of Treibball, a dog game invented by the Germans involving giant...

DATE: March 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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