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Sunday, July 24, 2016

‘Agriculture’ Archives

Agritourism Workshop

Agritourism Workshop

    Learn How to Diversify at Agritourism Workshop LAKEWOOD, Colo. – From visiting a farmers’ market or winery to spending a week working cattle on a ranch or taking a farm tour, agritourism activities are popping up across the state. To help farmers and ranchers learn more about agritourism, a workshop is scheduled for March 3, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colo. “Agritourism is a growing segment of the agriculture industry in Colorado and across the nation,” said Wendy White, ... Full Story

Rural support for denying Keystone

Center for Rural Affairs applauds Denial of Pipeline Construction Controversial Keystone XL Pipeline route rejected Lyons, NE - Americans concerned about the proposed route of the Keystone XL Pipeline received welcome news Wednesday when the Obama administration announced the rejection of a special U.S. State Department permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. “We applaud President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton for making a common sense decision that protects both Nebraska and the entire ... Full Story

U.S. Grains Council 9th International Marketing

U.S. Grains Council 9th International Marketing Conference

            Overseas Directors Are USGC’s “Boots on the Ground” The upcoming U.S. Grains Council 9th International Marketing Conference and 52nd Annual Membership Meeting (Feb. 13-15) in Panama will offer Council members and attendees an unparalleled opportunity to share information with all 10 of the Grains Council’s international directors. “As your ‘boots on the ground,’ they are in a unique position to share the latest developments in their ... Full Story

Land Contract Guarantee Program Launched Nationwide

Land Contract Guarantee Program Launched Nationwide Center for Rural Affairs Offers Farm Bill Help Line to Assist Producers Lyons, NE - The Farm Service Agency recently announced that the Land Contract Guarantee Program is now available nationwide. The Land Contract Guarantee Program provides federal loan guarantees to retiring farmers and landowners who self-finance the sale of their land to beginning or socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. “With land values continuing to escalate, ... Full Story

Program Helps Create Rural Jobs

Program Helps Create Rural Jobs

Proven Program Helps Create Rural Jobs By Steph Larsen, stephl@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs In two short years the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP), administered through USDA, has proven to be a solid job creator in rural America. The program provides loan capital and technical assistance grants to small business development organizations to make loans and provide support to startup and existing rural businesses. RMAP loan funds can be used to purchase real estate and ... Full Story

Colorado Beans Can Add Warmth This Winter

Colorado Beans Can Add Warmth This Winter

  LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. This month, Colorado beans are featured in our Pinto Bean, Vegetable and Tortilla Soup recipe. Available Now...Beans Colorado produces a wide range of bean varieties including pinto, light red kidney and black. In 2010, Colorado ranked eighth nationally in dry bean production with 125 million ... Full Story

Less than one month to apply for the Conservation

Center for Rural Affairs Offers Farm Bill Help Line to Assist Producers Lyons, NE - USDA's National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced that the deadline for producer applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) will be January 13, 2012. While CSP is a continuous sign-up program and producers can apply to enroll at any time of the year, NRCS applies a cut-off date for applications to be considered during a particular fiscal year.  Once the cut-off date is ... Full Story

Man found to have mistreated cattle

  Park County Resident Found to have “Mistreated and Neglected the Cattle Under his Care”   LAKEWOOD, Colo. – On December 15, 2011, a Park County judge barred Vernon E. Wagner, of Park County, from owning, managing, controlling, or otherwise possessing cattle in Park County.  The ruling stems from a joint investigation by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and Park County Sheriff’s Office. Vernon E. Wagner of Park County owned a number of cattle and was under contract to care ... Full Story

Udall, Bennet Work to Expand Market for CO Potatoes,

Udall, Bennet Work to Expand Market for CO Potatoes, Create Jobs In Letter to USDA, Senators Urge Secretary Vilsack to Find a Resolution that Ensures a Competitive Trade Environment in Mexico for U.S. Potato Producers Today, U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet sent a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, urging him to prioritize advancing an agreement that will help U.S. potato growers increase their access to markets in Mexico.  Vilsack is scheduled to meet with Mexico's ... Full Story

Wind Over Coal

Wind Over Coal

By Tom Means,  Center for Rural Affairs Wind power is the future. It’s the most cost-effective source of renewable energy, and is starting to undercut fossil fuels. Power from conventional coal costs $68 per megawatt-hour, while wind power in high resource areas cost $65 per megawatt-hour. Supplies of coal and oil dwindle each day, but there will always be wind. And since wind will always be there, it isn’t subject to the type of supply-side market fluctuations that exist for fossil ... Full Story

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