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1 year 4 months ago

Bennet tapped for Farm Bill

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet is one of 12 senators who have been tapped for negotiating the thorny Farm Bill. But Congress left for a five-week recess Friday with no meetings planned between senators and House members who can't agree on food stamp funding. The Democratic Senate has...

1 year 5 months ago

Farmers worry about fate of immigration bills

ATWOOD, Mich. (AP) - The immigration debate is focused on border security and people in the country illegally, but the nation's farmers are hoping for legislation that makes it easier for them to hire workers. Producers of cherries, apples and other fruits in Michigan say the immigration crackdown is leaving...

2 years 10 months ago

Drought aid offered to farmers in 10 counties

DENVER (AP) - Farmers in 10 counties in east-central Colorado can apply for emergency loans and other help under a drought disaster designation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that Lincoln County was designated the primary disaster area, and that qualifying farmers in nine adjacent counties could apply for...

3 years 3 months ago

Rocky Ford farmers trying to clear their name

Farmers in Rocky Ford are scrambling to clear their name after a listeria scare was mistakenly linked to the area. Health Department memos claimed the tainted cantaloupes were from the "Rocky Ford Region". Just recently it's been learned that the cantaloupes in question were actually from the Jensen Farms...

3 years 5 months ago

The farm comes to the Springs

Fruits, veggies, doggie treats, oh my! Join us this morning as we go live from the farmers market in Old Colorado City in Bancroft Park. We'll be talking with one of the original founders of the market, as well as with some vendors to help you create the...

3 years 5 months ago

The farm comes to the Springs

Fruits, veggies, doggie treats, oh my! Join us this morning as we go live from the farmers market in Old Colorado City in Bancroft Park. We'll be talking with one of the original founders of the market, as well as with some vendors to help you create the meal...

3 years 10 months ago

Plan would allow biotech crops on refuges

DENVER (AP)-Federal officials have completed a draft environmental assessment of the potential effects of planting Roundup Ready crops on land in the National Wildlife Refuge System. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says farming on those lands can help control noxious weeds before those areas can be reseeded with...

3 years 11 months ago

Farm group values immigrant work force

ATLANTA (AP) - The nation's largest farm lobbying group says if state lawmakers crack down on illegal immigrants, they should also help farmers who need seasonal labor. Delegates to a convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation gave initial approval Tuesday to a policy offering to work with state...

4 years 3 months ago

Otero County gets disaster designation

Gov. Bill Ritter announced Tuesday that Otero and Montrose counties have been designated primary federal disaster areas due to severe frost, freezing temperatures, and high winds that caused significant damage to melon and cherry crops. Ten other counties were designated contiguous disaster areas. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack approved the disaster...

4 years 3 months ago

Local farmer: Egg scare opens consumers eyes

One of the countries favorite foods is making thousands of Americans sick. "This recall is huge." explains Dr. Bernadette Albanese with the El Paso County Health Department, "You're talking almost a half billion eggs being recalled." Eggs tainted with salmonella have been linked to a farm in Iowa which distributes...

4 years 6 months ago

New wind energy: turning wind into fertilizer

Researchers in Minnesota soon will produce fertilizer from the wind. Work is beginning on a nearly $4 million project that uses wind power from a towering turbine to produce anhydrous ammonia, a common nitrogen-based fertilizer. The fertilizer produced at the test plant at the University of Minnesota in Morris...

4 years 7 months ago

Ritter vetoes registration bill

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter has vetoed a measure that would have eased restrictions on registering a farm vehicle. The bill would have barred issuers of farm truck license plates from requiring owners to show proof of eligibility for those agricultural license plates. Under current law,...

4 years 8 months ago

2 pigs attacked at Colorado Springs farm

Two pigs were tied up and beaten at a foundation-owned farm in southwest Colorado Springs, and farm operators say one may have to be euthanized. Venetucci Farm manager Patrick Hamilton says the pigs were attacked twice, on March 31 and again Monday. Hamilton says it appears the pigs were hit...

4 years 8 months ago

Authorities investigate rancher after 24 cows die

Authorities are investigating a Park County rancher after animal control officers found two dozen of his cows dead on grazing land. No one has been arrested and the Park County Sheriff's Office says investigators will decide Monday whether animal neglect charges are warranted. Park County Animal Control spokeswoman Bobbi Priestly...

4 years 8 months ago

Cesar Chavez event planned

Two organizations will host a Cesar Chavez Rally and March next week at the Pueblo County Courthouse. Sponsored by the League of United Latin American Citizens and the American G.I. Forum, the rally will begin at noon on March 31. A proclamationi from the Pueblo City Council and the...

5 years 1 day ago

Survey suggests rural economy remains weak

For a fourth straight month, signs from a survey of rural bankers that includes Colorado suggest that economic recovery is inching along in 11 Midwest and Plains states. The Rural Mainstreet Index rose to 40.9 in December, from 38.4 in November, 37.5 in October and 36.5 in September. The survey's...

5 years 1 month ago

Wind farms expand with help of federal aid

The nation's wind industry is continuing to open new wind farms with the help of nearly $1 billion in federal stimulus grant money. The American Wind Energy Association reported Tuesday that developers installed 1,649 megawatts of wind power capacity--enough to serve the equivalent of 480,000 average households--in the third quarter....

5 years 2 months ago

Big R locating distribution center in Pueblo

On Tuesday, BIG R announced plans to locate its corporate headquarters and a distribution center in Pueblo. Mike Carroll, Big R's vice president says the company is committed to employing 40 workers, in managerial, administrative and distribution positions. Big R specializes in selling farm and ranch supplies.

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