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Archive for December 18, 2010

Udall supports Dream Act

Today, Mark Udall urged his Senate colleagues to follow his lead and vote for the DREAM Act. While the bill failed because it was filibustered by opponents, Udall will continue to support efforts to pass it so that all young people can earn the opportunity to realize the American dream. Udall released the following statement: “This is an important issue that affects the lives of so many young people who only want the opportunity to live the American dream – and know of no other home than ... Full Story

Assistance for Farmers and Ranchers who suffer Losses

Assistance for Farmers and Ranchers who suffer Losses Due to Natural Disasters

  USDA Announces Assistance for Farmers and Ranchers who suffer Losses Due to Natural Disasters 2009 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program Application Period Begins on January 10, 2011 WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the sign-up period for the 2009 crop year Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program begins on Jan. 10, 2011. SURE is one of five disaster programs included in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 that ... Full Story

Larimer County Commissioners agenda, December 21

Administrative Matters December 21, 2010 9:00 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. Commissioners' Conference Room 200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins   Please Note: Scheduled Times are Subject to Change! * Please Note: If There is No Public Comment, Administrative Matters will Begin at 9:00 am Agenda *Public Comment 9:00-9:05 a.m. Approval of Minutes for the Week of December 13. 9:05-9:08 a.m. Review of the Schedule for the Week of December 27. 9:08-9:11 a.m. Consent Agenda - is intended to allow the Board ... Full Story

CU Study shows wind turbines on farmlands may benefit

Wind turbines in Midwestern farm fields may be doing more than churning out electricity. The giant turbine blades that generate renewable energy might also help corn and soybean crops stay cooler and drier, help them fend off fungal infestations and improve their ability to extract growth-enhancing carbon dioxide from the air and soil. The preliminary findings of a months-long study that examines how wind turbines on farmlands interact with surrounding crops were presented today at the annual ... Full Story

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