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Friday, August 18, 2017

Posts Tagged ‘farm’

Obituary: Bertha “Birdie” Griep

Obituary: Bertha “Birdie” Griep

Birdie Griep, 91, of Berthoud was surrounded by family when she passed on peacefully to be with the Lord on April 29, 2017. She was born in Berthoud in 1925 on the family farm north of town, to Dan and Mollie Giebelhaus. Birdie was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Florence, brothers Roland and Reuben Gablehouse, her husband Victor Griep and great-grandson Aaron. She is survived by her three children, Carole Haverland of Berthoud, Clark R. Griep and his wife Joan of Broomfield, ... Full Story

Yuma, Greeley Ag Forums yield sound advice for Rep.

Yuma, Greeley Ag Forums yield sound advice for Rep. Gardner COLO. – Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) wrapped up the first chapter of his 4th district agricultural forums yesterday, saying the experience was both educational and emotional. “I’d like to thank everyone that made it to our forums in Yuma and Greeley yesterday,” Gardner said. “The testimony from various groups and local farmers was heartfelt and will certainly help shape the conversation about this year’s farm bill ... Full Story

Gardner to Labor Secretary: Abandon new rules

Press Release WASHINGTON D.C. – In light of proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) is asking U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis to abandon the new rules, saying they would threaten Colorado agriculture and opportunities for aspiring young farmers. The proposed revisions would prohibit children on farms from participating in a variety of activities including operating a tractor, applying pesticides and working with livestock.  Children would also be ... Full Story