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Monday, November 19, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘farming’

Obituary: Delores Marie Hicks

Obituary: Delores Marie Hicks

Delores Marie (Brownwood) Hicks was born October 5, 1925 to Cornelius "Neal" and Amy Delores (Brindle) Brownwood in rural Kit Carson County, Colorado near the town of Vona. She passed from this life into the presence of her Lord and Savior on October 29, 2018. She died peacefully at her farm home of 58 years in rural Berthoud, Colorado. She was married to Wayne Lee Hicks on July 24, 1950 in Loveland, Colorado. They were farmers in the Campion area and, in 1960, moved their farming ... Full Story

Biosolids Use is Not a Common Agricultural Practice

Biosolids Use is Not a Common Agricultural Practice

        Nitrogen fertilizers have been used for hundreds of years. Cover crops and legumes to enrich the soil, as well as manure have been used for at least a thousand years. But the residuals from waste water treatment plants, located in industrial urban centers, have only recently been applied to land and have caused serious problems beyond nuisance issues. Hundreds of sludge-exposed rural neighbors have gotten sick, some with life-threatening illnesses; entire dairy ... Full Story

Biosolids vs Right to Farm

The previous article on Biosolids was submitted as an informative opinion essay. It is a general information article and does not indicate that Biosolids are, or are not, being used in Larimer County, Colorado. Had it done so, the article would not have been published unless the person(s) using the product also had a chance to respond and give their point of view. However, there are always other points of view and  a local agribusiness operator has requested that we provide a link to the ... Full Story