EsoTerra looks to boost an apple renaissance

Jared Scott and Elizabeth Philbrick have joined a regional effort to restore a vibrant economy in Southwest Colorado revolving around the apple. EsoTerra, their startup company that will produce...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

McPhee Reservoir contains strong carryover supply for 2020

McPhee Reservoir has strong carryover supply going into the 2020 irrigation season, and even below-average winter snowfall will refill it, officials say. This winter’s above-average snowpack...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New Mexico farmers, ranchers to get some tax relief

ALBUQUERQUE – The Internal Revenue Service is extending tax relief for farmers and ranchers in many New Mexico counties who were forced to sell livestock due to drought and other severe weather in...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Apple lovers descend on Buckley for annual celebration

Several hundred applephiles – the fruit not the tech company – enjoyed Sunday’s brilliant blue autumn skies and celebrated the work of volunteers who helped glean the red stone fruit from orchards...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Good Food Collective connects food and those who need it

Since it formed in October 2017, the Good Food Collective has grown in its mission to reinstate an intact regional food system. “We see food, and especially local food, as this way to provide...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Cover those plants: First frost expected Wednesday night in Durango area

Durango’s gardens could get nipped Wednesday night by the first frost of the season. The overnight low is expected to drop to 29 degrees for about two or three hours early Thursday, a freeze that...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

No-interest loans aim to develop agricultural economy

A new regional nonprofit, Four Corners Slow Money, wants to help develop the regional agricultural economy by providing small-scale farmers and food-focused entrepreneurs with no-interest loans. ...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senators press Trump administration on India pecan tariff

CARLSBAD, N.M. – New Mexico’s U.S. senators want the Trump administration to defend the state’s pecan growers from tariffs during ongoing trade negotiations with India. U.S. Sens. Martin Heinrich...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Semitrailer carrying cattle overturns north of Dolores

A truck hauling 71 head of cattle from the high country overturned just south of mile post 13 on the Dolores-Norwood Road on Tuesday around 3 p.m. – leaving 10 cattle dead, three crippled and 58...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farm Bureau, state officials share concerns about youth involvement at 100th anniversary

IGNACIO – Farmers, ranchers and Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg said younger generations face big barriers in joining Colorado’s agriculture industry at the 100th La Plata...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Repeal of federal water rule brings comfort to agricultural communities

Lawmakers, ranchers and agriculturalists are lauding last week’s decision by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to repeal the 2015 Waters of the United States rule....

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

High-altitude grazing a high risk for cattle

For cattle grazing in the high country, altitude sickness can be a life-or-death situation. The ailment is most commonly referred to as “brisket disease,” but it goes by many other names, such as...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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