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

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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Actor Val Kilmer of “Batman Forever” and “Top Gun” fame has listed his 5,970-acre Pecos River Ranch in New Mexico with Colorado Springs-based Orvis/Cushman & Wakefield for $33 million. Thirty-five minutes southeast of Santa Fe, the 5,330 deeded and 640 leased acres are adjacent to the Santa Fe National Forest and include almost six miles… Continue Reading Ranch news

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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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