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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...

1 year 3 months ago

Rocky Ford set to harvest cantaloupes

ROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) - Farmers are starting their harvest of Rocky Ford cantaloupes. The Rocky Ford Growers Association says that when pickers headed to the fields Friday, they were getting a late start on the harvest. The association says growers thought they could start harvesting a week ago, but...

3 years 1 month ago

Winter wheat harvest down

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's winter wheat harvest this year is down from last year, but it's still above the 10-year average. The National Agricultural Statistic Service says Colorado produced 78 million bushels of winter wheat this year, which is down 26 percent from the nearly 106 million bushels produced...

4 years 2 months ago

Grape crush underway at Holy Cross Abbey

Local growers lined up to deliver tons of grapes to The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey in Canon City Monday. More than 20 different varietals had been delivered by early afternoon. The locally grown grapes are used in the winery's Wild Cañon Harvest. In addition to individual growers, Colorado...

4 years 3 months ago

Pot plot hidden in farmer's corn field

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. ...

4 years 3 months ago

Cantaloupe: how sweet it is

It's melon time! Cantaloupes from Rocky Ford are ready for harvest and the sweet treat is popping up at farmer's markets, supermarkets, and in summer salads. Farmers say this year's harvest is about two weeks behind what's typical. That's because farmers planted late because of a cool spring....

4 years 5 months ago

Colorado farmers facing low wheat prices

Colorado farmers expect to harvest plenty of wheat this summer but they'll likely make less money. Current projections have them facing the lowest prices for wheat in five years. Recent cash prices for Colorado wheat have ranged between $3.50 and $4 a bushel. That's close to the average...

5 years 1 month ago

Colorado winter wheat harvest ranks 2nd this year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Colorado harvested 98 million bushels of winter wheat this year, second in the nation behind Kansas. Darrell Hanavan of the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee said Wednesday that's the highest Colorado has ever ranked. Earlier forecasts pegged the harvest around 89 million bushels. The record...

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