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Hemp study for animal feed heads to Colorado governor

DENVER — Colorado livestock could be eating hemp under a bill that awaits the governor’s signature. The state House voted 63-0 Friday to direct the Colorado Department of Agriculture to study the...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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Locals offer trusty advice for the new small farmer

I was skimming through some 1980 Small Farmer’s Journals recently before consigning them to the recycle bin, when an article on how to become a small-scale farmer caught my eye.Much of it seemed...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Parsnippet

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The farmers who made the market

If gardens could talk, they might have a thing or two to tell us.Perhaps they’d impart some friendly advice about which plants get along and which ones need to be kept away from each other. Maybe...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Parsnippet

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What's at stake if Congress cuts methane regs

By Jonathan ThompsonHigh Country NewsIn the 1880s, farmers on Colorado’s Front Range got fired up about— what else? Water. Their irrigation water came from Clear Creek, a stream that gets its start...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Hemp studies yield improved crop in Yellow Jacket

Malt barley and industrial hemp are being studied at the Southwestern Colorado Research Center in Yellow Jacket as alternative crops for the area.This is the second year the Colorado State...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Senator Gardner tours local bee farm

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner visited a commercial honey operation in Lewis Tuesday as part of a statewide agriculture tour that began this week in partnership with the Colorado Farm Bureau. “We’re...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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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

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The ebb and flow of beans in Montezuma County, Part 3

The first two articles in this series covered the bean industry from the 1890s through 1940. This third, and final, piece will cover from the late 1930s to the present. The focus will be on roads,...

DATE: May 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Looking back

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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

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High winds blow down half of barn in Cortez

DATE: April 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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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 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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Four States Ag Expo is underway

The three-day Four States Agricultural Expo kicked off Thursday with a full slate of vendors, clinics, livestock displays, farm equipment shows and activities for kids.It runs through Saturday at...

DATE: March 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news