With record warm temperatures in the area, it may feel nice outside, but no moisture just fuels the drought we're experiencing.
That has some local farmers concerned.
"It's our number one issue right now," said Shane Milberger, of Milberger Farms.
The drought in Pueblo County, like most of... more »
Farmers say the heat this year means more watering and irrigation than usual.
Despite more work, this year's crop isn't too bad in Pueblo County.
They are worried about next year, and everything will depend on Mother Nature.
We'll hear from a farmer later today on News 5.... more »
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... more »
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... more »
Authorities say a southern Idaho farmer unknowingly watered and fertilized more than 300 marijuana plants while tending to his corn fields.
The Jerome County sheriff's office says the farmer found the plot of pot growing between his tall, green stalks of unripened corn early Monday and called authorities.
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A farmer killed Wednesday afternoon in Pueblo County when his tractor was slammed from behind by a minivan has been identified. Paul Bregar, 64, of Avondale was trapped under his John Deere tractor when it was flipped over by the collision.
The crash happened on Highway 50 in eastern... more »
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... more »
In the classical chinese novel "journey to the west" an imaginary fruit in the shape of a baby gives those who eat it immortality. A farmer in northern china says he's now growing the fabled fruit in his orchard.
While the farmer recognizes that eating the baby shaped fruit... more »