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... more »
DENVER (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is set to issue its first official estimate this week of what the Colorado winter wheat harvest will look like this year.
Some wheat farmers in eastern Colorado have had very dry conditions this year. That makes it unlikely Colorado will... more »
Growers along the West Coast are rushing to pick grapes after a cool summer led to a late harvest.
Jon Emmerich of Silverado Vineyards in California's Napa valley says the harvest is running about three weeks behind because workers were waiting to let the grapes ripen.
Growers in... more »
The frost is not yet on the pumpkins, but the fall prognosis is.
"It's down, no doubt about it," proclaims Minnesota pumpkin farmer Bud Eisinger.
The 87-years-old has been helping haul in wagon loads of pumpkins at Missy's Farmers Market in Lorreto, where owner Jeff Varney says his... more »
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... 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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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.... more »
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... more »
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... more »