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Drought-stricken ranchers given extension to replace animals

Farmers and ranchers in El Paso County who lost livestock due to drought have an additional year to replace their stock, according to the Internal Revenue Service, which released the news Monday. Farmers and ranchers who were required to replace their animals by Dec. 31 now have one more year to do so. The additional… Continue Reading Drought-stricken ranchers given extension to replace animals

Colorado farmers could be allowed to grow industrial hemp as early as next summer, with state permits alone. It’s unclear if the federal government would raid industrial hemp farms operating without DEA permission. Continue Reading Industrial hemp could jump-start economy

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USDA: Number of Colo. farms, ranches fell in 2010

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The number of Colorado farms and ranches appears to be slipping. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service says there were an estimated 36,100 farms and ranches in the state in 2010. That would be down by 100 operations from 2009. The agency says about 31.2 million acres in Colorado are in farms,… Continue Reading USDA: Number of Colo. farms, ranches fell in 2010

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However, Farm Bureau says law would have $5 billion negative impact Colorado’s farmers and ranchers could see “greener” pastures as a result of the climate change legislation that passed the House of Representatives last week. Some environmental groups are claiming that farmers can cash in on the green movement by changing practices and leasing unused… Continue Reading Legislation would help farmers cash in on green practices

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Prompted by the lack of money to spend on vacations, people around the world will turn to agri-entertainment and agri-tourism – new, highly consumer-focused types of agriculture. These areas might offer additional options for diversification and add stability to farm incomes. To attract these tourists, farmers have invented a variety of “entertainment farming” options. Many… Continue Reading Agri-tourism and agri-entertainment on the rise

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