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3 months 3 weeks ago

Rain a mixed blessing for Pueblo farms

PUEBLO - The rain has sweep through Southern Colorado every afternoon this week, like clock-work. Out on the farms and ranches of Pueblo County, the moisture is a mixed blessing. "The rain is good for one guy and bad for another guy," explained farmer Shane Milberger. "The ranchers are...

2 years 11 months ago

Boulder County considering biotech crops

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Boulder County commissioners are set to decide whether to allow genetically modified crops on open space land. The public had a chance to comment earlier this month, and commissioners are scheduled to make a decision at a meeting Tuesday. A debate over genetically modified...

3 years 9 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...

4 years 2 months ago

Coffee prices on the rise

While it's usually not the most expensive thing on your ticket at a diner, coffee is getting more expensive as you sip. At Colorado Springs coffee importer Barista Espresso, they're already seeing price increases and say you'll probably see them too. "In the gourmet market, you'll start to...

4 years 9 months ago

Labor Dep't approves new rules on farm workers

The Labor Department is reversing Bush administration rules that made it easier for farmers to hire temporary foreign workers to help pick their crops. The new regulations will increase wages and offer greater protections for thousands of foreign farm workers. The rules also require growers to make a greater...

4 years 10 months ago

Ritter seeks fed assistance for drought

Gov. Bill Ritter has requested federal disaster assistance for several Colorado counties where crops have been affected by drought and an early frost. Ritter sent a letter Friday to U.S Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asking for the disaster designation to provide low-interest loans. Fremont County received damaging frost...

4 years 10 months ago

Disaster relief sought for Fremont County

Gov. Bill Ritter announced today he has requested federal disaster assistance for several Colorado counties where crops have been affected by drought and an early frost. Gov. Ritter sent a letter to U.S Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asking for Secretarial Disaster Designation. Fremont County received damaging...

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