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Archive for May 31, 2009

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Planning to Address NAIS

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union will have representatives on hand at the USDA listening session on June 1 at the Larimer County Fairgrounds to express opposition to the financial burdens the National Animal Identification System will put on family farmers and ranchers. "We're expecting quite a crowd," said RMFU President Kent Peppler, a Mead, Colo., farmer. "If the USDA makes registration in this program mandatory, it will be a nail in the coffin for small producers." The USDA is moving to make ... Full Story

State News: Fed Calls 'Timeout,' Creates New

The fate of Colorado's roadless National Forest areas has been uncertain in recent years, and now the Obama Administration has called for a "timeout." A directive announced last week from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provides interim protection for more than 4 million acres of National Forest land in Colorado until a clear policy can be worked out. The Forest Service, during the final days of the Bush administration, had been trying to push through a special roadless rule for Colorado ... Full Story

State News: Word Nerds Studying for AARP National

Some call themselves "word nerds," others prefer the term "wordsmith." They're people gearing up for the 2009 AARP National Spelling Bee. Early birds from all over the country have already signed up, including Pam Leininger of Durango, who competed in the bee for the first time last year. Like many other serious spellers, she said, her preparation involves studying the dictionary for up to eight hours a day for months. "You know, I've always considered myself a really good speller, I didn't ... Full Story

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