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Govt. housing loans call for do-it-yourself building

A local agency is bringing together contractors and community members to build new homes for low-income families in the region. No, ABC is not filming an episode of Extreme Home Makeover in Colorado. Rather, it’s another unique loan program from the US Department of Agriculture that offers home ownership to the working poor while building… Continue Reading Govt. housing loans call for do-it-yourself building

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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Animal research grants announced

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture will offer $24 million in grants for research and development organizations focused on animal health, reproduction, breeding, genetics and nutrition. The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative includes four major programs: animal reproduction; animal genome, genetics and breeding; animal growth and nutrient utilization and integrated solutions for animal agriculture. The department… Continue Reading Animal research grants announced

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