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2017 Agriculture Census Coming Soon

Colorado farmers and ranchers will have the opportunity this year to represent their industry by taking part in the 2017 Census of Agriculture.  The census is Continue reading

Bennet’s Staff In NW Colorado To Talk Farming

Members from US Senator Michael Bennet’s staff will be conducting Farm Bill listening sessions next week in Northwest Colorado. Bennet, a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, has scheduled the sessions to gather input and comments from local stakeholders, which will help guide future updates to the Farm Bill. The Farm Bill regulates national food and farm policy including Continue reading

No Extradition For “Dating Game Killer”

156909_alcala_AJS_AJS“The Dating Game Killer” Rodney Alcala who was recently charged with the 1977 murder of Christine Thornton in Sweetwater County, will not be extradited from California to face the charges.  Alcala’s is currently being housed in the medical wing of Corcoran Penitentiary in California, Continue reading

Man Injured By Tractor

craig-fire-rescue-300A man was injured in an accident last night on a farm near Moffat County Road 15, about 6 miles northwest of Craig. A representative from the Craig Fire Department believes the man was injured while operating a tractor. He was transported to the Memorial Hospital with what Continue reading

Deadline To Apply For Conservation Program Is Friday

USDA-300The deadline to apply for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Reserve program is this Friday.  This program provides incentives for farmers to remove environmentally sensitive agriculture land from production and replace the crop with a more environmentally friendly option Continue reading

USDA Micro Loans For Farmers

USDA-300Yesterday, United States Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that the USDA is now offering “farm ownership micro loans”. These micro loans are designed to help beginning and underserved farmers, midsized farming operations, and US veterans who are looking for careers in farming. The USDA 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

USDA Revises Farm Program Payments

 

USDA-300The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday finalized a rule to ensure that farm safety-net payments are issued only to active managers of farms that operate as joint ventures or general partnerships, consistent with the direction and authority provide by Congress in the 2014 Farm Bill. The action, which exempts Continue reading