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Just stop that … biosolid

Just stop that … biosolid

        By Scott Crossen September 24, 2012         “Nothing ever becomes real, ‘til it is experience.” John Keats Autumn is hiding beyond tomorrow. Once again, it’s that time of year when the countryside is the place to be – to take in the changing colors, relax and breathe good clean air. Unfortunately, it is also the time of year when some landowners choose to spread toxic sewage sludge across their acreage because it is a cheap alternative to ... 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 Congress about passing this ... Full Story

“Small Grants for Community Partnering” 2013 Grant

  Larimer County Department of Natural Resources announces the 2013 “Small Grants for Community Partnering” grant cycle. Applications are due Friday, September 7, 2012, at 3 p.m., with awards announced by February, 2013. These grants are offered to individuals, organizations and groups, and homeowner/property owner associations for community, neighborhood, and group projects for: ·      Protection or enhancement of open space, trails, natural areas, wildlife habitat, river ... 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

Beef Leads Growth in Colorado Agricultural Exports

Beef Leads Growth in Colorado Agricultural Exports   LAKEWOOD, Colo. –Compared to 2010, Colorado’s exports of agricultural products increased 23 percent in the first nine months of 2011 to $967 million, led by increases in beef, hides, dairy, grains and processed foods. “This is great news for Colorado producers,” said Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar.  “Governor Hickenlooper has been a big supporter of these efforts and we look forward to developing additional markets ... Full Story

Limit Direct Payments in 2012 Farm Bill

  By Brian Depew briand@cfra.org Center for Rural Affairs With Congress hammering out budget cutting legislation and preparing to take up the 2012 farm bill, the next two years emerge as a crucial time for making commonsense cuts to agriculture spending. For federal farm programs, that means placing hard caps on payments made to the nation’s largest farms, subsidies those operations use to drive their smaller neighbors out of business. First, Congress should place a hard limit of $40,000 ... Full Story

Annual Hay Directory Connects Producers with Buyers

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – As a service to hay producers and buyers, the Colorado Department of Agriculture publishes the Colorado Hay Directory annually. The 2010 edition of the directory is available to the public at no cost. “Hay is one of Colorado’s top crops, with nearly 5 million tons produced in 2009, ” said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “The directory helps Colorado’s hay producers market their hay, and is an important resource for ... Full Story

Colorado Extends its Reach around the Globe

Lakewood, Colo. – Colorado’s agricultural producers continue to expand their products into the global market; over the last year, ag exports grew 21 percent in the first quarter of 2010. “Colorado’s first quarter agricultural exports exceeded $223.8 million.  It’s great to see such a strong start to the year,” said Commissioner of Agriculture, John Stulp.  “Purchasers from around the world recognize that Colorado produces safe, high-quality, abundant ... Full Story

American Farmland Trust Releases Climate Change

American Farmland Trust Releases Climate Change Legislation Study

Impacts of Climate Change Legislation on Agriculture in the Rocky Mountain States of Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico Washington, D.C. —American Farmland Trust (AFT) has released a comprehensive study analyzing existing data and cost-benefit studies to assess the effects of climate change legislation on the agricultural economies of Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. AFT sponsored the research to advance understanding of the economic implications for U. S. agriculture as Congress considers ... Full Story