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Agriculture department seeks wheat assessment comments

Agriculture department seeks wheat assessment comments

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is seeking public comment about the wheat assessment used to market Colorado’s wheat. Currently, 2 cents per bushel of wheat grown and sold in Colorado is sent to the Colorado Wheat Administrative Council to promote wheat and to fund research at Colorado State University, Glenda Mostek, communications and marketing director… Continue Reading Agriculture department seeks wheat assessment comments

Colorado agriculture makes grants available

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Colorado agriculture makes grants available

Through its new “Enrich Colorado Ag Grant Program,” the Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for funding. Grant funds will help Colorado companies conduct research and develop new uses and markets for food and agricultural products that are grown, raised or processed in Colorado, according to a news release. “The program is ideal for… Continue Reading Colorado agriculture makes grants available

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Drive west to the mountains, the ski resorts and the picturesque towns of the Western Slope, or north to Denver and Wyoming, or east to the sprawling ranches and farms of the high plains, or southwest to New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California. You’re not just traveling; you’re visiting enemy territory. “Whisky’s for drinking,… Continue Reading Water wars, warriors still changing history in West

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Industrial hemp legislation shows promise

After years of failed attempts, 2013 could be the year industrial hemp slips the bonds of federal restrictions and becomes a legitimate crop for America’s farmers. Bills were introduced in the U.S. Senate during 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011 — but never made it out of committee. But supporters have high hopes for this year.… Continue Reading Industrial hemp legislation shows promise

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Colorado agricultural exports on the rise

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Colorado exported 18 percent more agricultural goods in the first six months of this year than it did in the first half of 2011. Agricultural exports make up a significant portion of the state’s overall exports, according to a release from the state. And through the first two quarters of this year, Colorado has exported… Continue Reading Colorado agricultural exports on the rise

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Colorado’s ag exports grow in early 2012

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Colorado’s agricultural exports increased more than 25 percent in the first two months of 2012, led by increases in meat and dairy products, according to news from the Colorado Department of Agriculture. For the fourth year in a row, the state’s agricultural exports increased in the first two months of the year, and this year,… Continue Reading Colorado’s ag exports grow in early 2012

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The federal government may cut millions of dollars a year in direct subsidy payments to Colorado farmers for corn, wheat and soybean crops. The cuts are part of agriculture reform heading to the U.S. Senate in a couple of months. Instead of subsidies, farmers are asking for a government-backed insurance program that would safeguard farmers… Continue Reading Federal government may cut Colorado farm subsidies

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Tribe looks to teenagers to revive bison demand

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It seems an unlikely concept: teenagers forgoing the immediacy of a McDonald’s Big Mac to don an apron, grab a meat patty and learn how to cook their own lower-fat version in the kitchen. But for a group of students at the Flandreau Indian School in South Dakota, they’re doing just that while learning about… Continue Reading Tribe looks to teenagers to revive bison demand

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Ag is top water user of Arkansas River in Colo.

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More than 86 percent of the water diverted from the Arkansas River Basin in Colorado is used to irrigate crops, even though urban areas have been buying water rights for the past 60 years. The Pueblo Chieftain reported on its website Monday (http://bit.ly/psO3nR ) that the percentage is even higher in four counties east of… Continue Reading Ag is top water user of Arkansas River in Colo.

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Colorado’s ag exports rise dramatically

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Colorado’s agricultural exports increased 20 percent to $718 million in the first seven months of 2011, led by increases in beef, hides, dairy and grains. “Agricultural exports continue to play an important part in our state’s economic recovery,” said Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar. “So far this year, we’ve seen an additional $118 million from the… Continue Reading Colorado’s ag exports rise dramatically

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