OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Ranchers stricken by drought are expressing frustration at Congress' failure to pass disaster aid legislation before taking a five-week break. And some say by the time members return and pass a bill, it will be too late. Ranchers have been hoping for an aid package that... more »
Colorado is thirsty: the worst drought in decades is drying out much of the United States, with Colorado's plains taking the hardest hit.
With the 2012 Farm Bill still up in the air at the nation's capitol, local ranchers and farmers are questioning if they can afford to go... more »
The ground is drier than ranchers have seen in years, and it's causing problems for farmers and ranchers across the country.
"There's just no moisture; there's no moisture and no grass has grown at all," says Dixie Boyer, an eastern El Paso County rancher. "I think this at least... more »
A drought means little rain and, for farmers, little growth.
For ranchers it means high grain prices. We found out that's trouble for cattle producers.
Poor grazing means more cows will end up at auction, before their time.
"The conditions are just so bad," said Kimmi Lewis,... more »
Cattle ranchers Harold and Jean Meinzer have been forced to deal with 10 years of the driest conditions they can imagine.
"We're just trying to hang on like everybody else," Harold said. "We haven't had the ponds filled since ‘02."
The Meinzer's ranch, Four Corners Ranch, sits on... more »
DENVER (AP) - Ranchers in several southern Colorado counties where the drought has dried up pastures will be able to graze their animals on land set aside as part of a federal conservation program.
The Colorado Farm Service Agency said Friday that emergency grazing will be allowed in Baca,... more »
Meatpackers, feeders and hundreds of ranchers from around the country are attending a workshop the Obama administration is holding in Colorado to discuss antitrust issues in the livestock industry.
The daylong workshop in Fort Collins drew about 1,500 people as it got underway Friday. It's one of five the... more »
Ranchers from across the country are expected to gather in northern Colorado to talk about competition in the cattle industry. Attorney General Eric Holder and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack are scheduled to attend the Aug. 27 meeting in Fort Collins. It's the fourth in a series of meetings the Obama... more »
Colorado lawmakers have begun marathon debate on a plan by Gov. Bill Ritter to impose taxes on Internet purchases, junk mail, candy and soft drinks.
The House Finance Committee on Friday approved a bill that would suspend tax breaks for farmers and ranchers.
Troy Bredenkamp, executive vice president... more »
It took several men and some bolt cutters to break up a fight in Colorado.
That's because the fight was between two elk who got tangled up in a bunch of barbed wire.
A rancher discovered the pair.
While he waited for the division of wildlife to... more »