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Colorado may join ‘cottage foods’ movement

Eastern Colorado poultry farmer Dallas Gilbert knows his fresh eggs would sell like hotcakes at a farmer’s market – but he doesn’t figure he’d sell enough to make it worth buying commercial food-handling equipment he needs to sell the eggs legally off his farm. Out in Hotchkiss, organic fruit farmer Philip “Wink” Davis says he’d… Continue Reading Colorado may join ‘cottage foods’ movement

Despite economy, Americans don’t want farm work

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As the economy tanked during the past two years, a debate has raged over whether immigrants are taking jobs that Americans want. Here, amid the sweltering vineyards of the largest farm state, the answer is no. Most Americans simply don’t apply for jobs harvesting fruits and vegetables in California, where one of every eight people… Continue Reading Despite economy, Americans don’t want farm work

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The investor saw potential in the scrubby 67 acres tucked away amid multimillion dollar homes: He would turn the land into a vast pot farm and capitalize on the booming medical marijuana industry. But Scott Mullner, a city councilman from Laramie, Wyo., infuriated his Colorado neighbors with his plan to place a marijuana farm in… Continue Reading Proposed pot farm on countryside angers residents

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LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) – Boulder County commissioners are considering their next move after a county agency approved an application that could allow a one-time organic egg farm become a large medical marijuana farm. The commissioners are weighing whether to call into question a decision by the county land-use department that could lead to the rezoning… Continue Reading Boulder Co. may hold hearing on proposed pot farm

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Community Supported Agriculture, or co-op farms, are sprouting up across America – even here in Colorado Springs.  Colorado has 214 farms operating as community supported agriculture, and there are more than 2,000 nationwide. “Less than 1 percent of people in this country are involved in growing their own food,” said Frank Stonaker, assistant professor of… Continue Reading Communities farming together in search of fresh, local produce

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This week we commemorate American agriculture and the benefits it brings to our society, our economy and our environment. But most of all, we celebrate the productivity of our nation’s farmers and ranchers. Gov. Bill Ritter has declared March 20 as Agriculture Day in Colorado. While farmers and ranchers constitute less than 2 percent of… Continue Reading America’s economy needs farmers, ranchers, agriculture

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