Tag Archives: agriculture

Industrial Hemp Program In Colorado

colorado-state-seal-300A new program aimed at bringing industrial hemp into mainstream agriculture has been introduced by The Colorado Department of Agriculture. Seeds that are produced and conditioned under this program will be issued “CDA Approved Certified Seed” tags through the Colorado Seed Growers Association (CSGA) if the production standards are met. According too the CSGA this would be the first certified hemp seed program in the country, and the first experiment of its kind to take place in Colorado. Colorado has been on the cutting edge of this emerging industry, and this Continue reading

Child and Adult Care Food Program

HEALTH FOODThe Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is committed to improving the nutritional quality of meals served to children and adults in participating child care centers, family child care homes, at-risk afterschool programs, Head Start and outside-school-hours programs, adult day care centers and emergency and homeless shelters.   CACFP reimburses these care centers for nutritious meals and snacks served to eligible children and adults using funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Follow this link for additional information about CACFP.

Ag Day At The Capitol

ag dayColorado’s Ag Day at the capital will take place Tuesday starting at 11:30. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will be joined by state officials, lawmakers and agriculture representatives to honor Colorado’s ag producers and agribusinesses. According to Hickenlooper, the Continue reading

Governor’s Forum On Ag In February

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300This year’s Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture will be held next month. The event to be held in Denver will focus on next generation agriculture. It begins February 18th. The forum will covers the future of the state’s rural communities, labor availability challenges, succession planning for farmers Continue reading

Public Comment Sought on State Water Plan

CO-water-conserv.-300The Colorado Water Conservation Board is in the final stages of putting together the first-ever comprehensive water plan for the entire state. Continue reading

Club 20 to Hold Summer Policy Committee Meetings

club 20-229Club 20 will hold their Summer Policy Committee Meetings this month. The meetings will be held in two different parts of the state to give citizens a chance to participate. The first will take place in Rifle and Continue reading

Poll Shows Westerners Want Balance of Environmental and Energy Values

wvpAccording to a public opinion poll released yesterday by Western Values Project and conducted by Public Policy Polling, one of the most accurate polling companies in America, the majority of western voters Continue reading

Group Blasts EPA Water Rule

WATER CONSERVATIONAmericans for Prosperity Colorado has taken an official stand on the Environmental Protection Agency’s newly finalized “Waters of the United States rule,” which will drastically expand the power granted to the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers under the Clean Water Act. The group issued a statement yesterday that Continue reading

CLUB 20 Looking for new Memebers

club 20-229CLUB 20 is looking for community leaders and stakeholders who have an interest in protecting Western Colorado and want to help shape the way people work and live on the Western Slope. CLUB 20 is a Continue reading

Gardner Presses Importance of States’ Water Rights

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced yesterday that he has introduced an amendment to the Senate budget which would protect privately held water rights and permits from federal overreach. Gardner’s amendment would recognize the long-standing authority to manage water according to state law and protects against federal takeover of water rights and Continue reading

Club 20 to Hold Winter Committee Meetings

club 20-229Club 20 will hold their Winter Committee Meetings over the next couple of weeks in Grand Junction. Those that would like to show up are asked to register online or by phone by calling 970-242-3264. The first Continue reading

Environmentalists Sue for Stronger Designation of Gunnison Grouse

sage_grouse-300Two environmentalist groups filed suit yesterday seeking stronger protection for a bird found only in Colorado and Utah, reaching that legal step ahead of state officials who counter the federal government already has gone too far. The Center for Biological Diversity and the Western Watersheds Project said in court papers that the Continue reading