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Thursday, December 18, 2014

‘Agriculture’ Archives

Master Gardener Article: Cold Frames

Master Gardener Article: Cold Frames

Gardening Article By: Susan Perry Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Cold Frames Part 1: What They Are and Why Use Them Have you ever grown so many carrots, lettuce, spinach, onions or beets that you can’t eat them all by the time cold weather arrives? Don’t want to freeze, can or pickle? Or maybe you haven’t had enough of your fresh, home-grown produce …. Well, a cold frame might be an answer to consider. A cold frame is a low-tech ... Full Story

My hero is a Farmer

My hero is a Farmer

Mama, My Hero Didn’t Grow up to Be a Cowboy, He Grew Up to be a Farmer by Nancy Meyer Saturday, Sept 27 I attended the Harvest The Hope Concert nine miles north of Neligh, Nebraska.  This wasn’t any ordinary music concert.  It was a benefit headlined by none other than Neil Young and Willie Nelson, on behalf of a handful of grass-roots groups fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline in my home state of Nebraska. The event was massive.  Over 7000 tickets were sold and many acres of ... Full Story

Treason in Nevada

Treason in Nevada

  Cliven Bundy Epitomizes Nearly Everything That’s Wrong with Conservatives - By Allen Clifton Cliven Bundy is nothing more than a mentally unstable individual who doesn’t want to pay the fees he’s accumulated for the laws he’s repeatedly violated.  He’s also becoming quite the conservative icon.  Why is he becoming an icon?  Because he’s an anti-government whack job who’s gathered other anti-government whack jobs on his land in the truest form of the ridiculous ... Full Story

Obituary: Dean G Anderson

Obituary: Dean G Anderson

  Dean G. Anderson, 83, of Berthoud, Colorado, died on February 22, 2014 at home. He was born on June 23, 1930 in Loveland, to Edwin Swan and Helen Josephine (Peterson) Anderson. Dean graduated from Loveland High School in 1948 and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder. He married Betty Jo Janssen on September 15, 1950 in Loveland. Dean worked as a farmer and rancher all of his life. He has lived in the Loveland/Berthoud area all of his life. Dean was a lifelong ... Full Story

Falafel King recalls Hatch Green Chile

Falafel King recalls Hatch Green Chile

  Falafel King recalls Hatch Green Chile Hummus and Hatch Green Chile Wraps because of possible Listeria contamination   Company name: Falafel King of Boulder, Colo.   Product names: ·         Hatch Green Chile Hummus in 10-ounce containers with “sell by” dates 02/14/2014 through 03/16/2014 ·         8.5-ounce Hatch Green Chile Wraps   Reason for recall: Potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes in the green chili from the ... Full Story

Larimer County Fair: 4-H Fashion and Cats

Larimer County Fair: 4-H Fashion and Cats

  Fashion Review Fashion Revue - Units 1-4 - Unit 1 - Junior      Blue - Abigail Baker, Loveland, CO      Blue - Champion - Kammi Carson, Fort Collins, CO      Blue - Brooke Carlson, Loveland, CO      Blue - Sammy Lefebvre, Fort Collins, CO      Blue - Hope Albert, Fort Collins, CO      Blue - Reserve - Christina Ogg, Wellington, CO      Blue - Calina Peters, Fort Collins, CO Fashion Revue - Units 1-4 - Unit 1 - Intermediate      Blue - ... Full Story

Larimer County Sheriff seizes horses

Larimer County Sheriff seizes horses

    Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies and Posse members along with agents from the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Animal Protection seized 20 horses on March 7, from a property in the 500-block of Raspberry Lane in Livermore, Colorado, just south of the Wyoming border. Carl Preyss was cited for 20 counts of Cruelty to Animals, CRS 18-9-202 (1)(a), a class one misdemeanor. Several horses appeared to be underfed and there was no water available to ... Full Story

Hispanic and women farmers, USDA discrimination

Claims Filing Period for Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Who Claim Past Discrimination at USDA to Open on September 24, 2012 Those Eligible Must File Claims No Later Than March 25, 2013 Espanol   WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2012- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA in past decades can file claims between September 24, 2012 and March 25, ... Full Story

Do nothing congressman: Cory Gardner

Do nothing congressman: Cory Gardner

        If you were watching the Rocky Mountain PBS "Colorado State of Mind" Forum on Friday evening, then you also heard Congressman Cory Gardner state, "Nobody understands agriculture better than I do." As a farmer in Weld County, it's not just the arrogance of that statement that offends me - it's saying that and then letting the Farm Bill expire that really bothers me. When I traveled to Washington DC earlier this month to talk to members of ... Full Story

Let the poor starve

Let the poor starve

                On Food Stamps? Not For Long, If The House Has Its Way by Jeff Fecke Leaders in the House of Representatives have proposed a farm bill that would cut $1.6 billion in aid from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, part of $3.5 billion in proposed annual cuts. The bill, which has been offered as a bipartisan compromise by House Agriculture Committee Chair Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and House Agriculture ... Full Story

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