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9 months 1 week 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...

1 year 2 months ago

Farmers glad to see snow

The snow was a warm welcome to farmers, but is it enough? We met with one Pueblo County farmer who says it's a welcome sight. It wasn't snowing when Shane Milberger first got up this morning, but then it hit us. "When we saw it coming down,...

1 year 10 months ago

FFA State Convention going on in Pueblo

Over a thousand future farmers take over Pueblo! They come from all over the state, and they're in town for the Future Farmers of America State Convention where they compete in different competitions like public speaking. We caught up with them Tuesday during a volleyball tournament, and they all...

2 years 8 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...

2 years 9 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...

2 years 11 months ago

"Cottage Foods" bill advances

DENVER (AP) - Home-cooked foods including jams and breads have moved a step closer to getting commercial approval in Colorado. The state Senate on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to joining other states in creating a "cottage foods" designation. The bill allows farmers to prepare some foods in home kitchens, not...

3 years 2 months ago

Colorado farmers get boost in legislature

DENVER (AP)-Farmers and ranchers could be seeing a tax break on insecticides and other farm products. The House Agriculture Committee on Monday approved a bill to waive sales taxes on some agricultural products. The exemption would cost the state $1.3 million this fiscal year ending in June and $3.7...

3 years 8 months ago

Colorado to begin reviewing conservation easements

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is stepping into the dispute between landowners and the state Department of Revenue over conservation easements. Department of Revenue Director Roxy Huber told dozens of angry landowners Wednesday that the state will evaluate complaints of shoddy appraisals that prompted the denial of $90 million...

3 years 8 months ago

Beef? Chicken? Squirrel?

Jed Clampett would approve--but animal rights activists in London are horrified. A grocery store there has begun selling squirrel meat. The little rodents are killed by farmers because they cause damage. The store owner says the squirrels are killed anyway, and their bodies buried or incinerated. This provides...

4 years 4 weeks ago

California frog getting own habitat

Mark Twain celebrated them, hungry gold prospectors ate them, and rural landowners cursed the name of the California red-legged frog. Now, the jumping frog, whose dwindling numbers empowered anti-sprawl advocates while thwarting farmers, ranchers and developers across California, is getting an established habitat to protect its recovery. Maybe....

4 years 1 month ago

Controlled burns in eastern Pueblo County

If you're seeing smoke east of Pueblo--it's a result of controlled burns. The Pueblo Rural Fire District says the Pueblo Chemical Depot reported in advance that it would burn excess grass and brush Wednesday, to prevent a wildfire. In addition, farmers are burning their fields to clear debris...

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