Agriculture

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Four Corners cover crop study shows mixed results first year

Results are in from the first year of the Southwestern Colorado Research Center’s study on cover crops, and they are less than encouraging for dryland farmers. In 2015, the research center, which...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Dolores rancher Al Heaton named Stockman of the Year

A former director of the Southwest Colorado Livestock Association received the Stockman of the Year award at the group’s annual banquet Saturday night. Al Heaton, of Dolores, is known as a man...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County agriculture summit focuses on finance

The first Southwest Agricultural Outlook, Strategies and Economic Summit, held in Cortez on Tuesday, focused on helping farmers keep afloat during a difficult economy. Dove Creek Implement Co. ,...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Above average snowpack bodes well for McPhee Reservoir, farmers, boaters

Above-average snowpack in the Dolores Basin bodes well for McPhee Reservoir, farmers and recreational boaters on the Lower Dolores River. Snotels in the basin show snowpack at 136 percent of the...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Director of Montezuma School to Farm Project resigns

The Montezuma School to Farm Project faces a leadership change and possible staffing and program cuts in 2017 because of declining funding, according to a Dec. 20 release from interim director...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Students to build amphitheater for Ohana Kuleana garden

High school students will build a new amphitheater for the Ohana Kuleana Community Garden in June thanks to a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado. The $25,200 grant announced in December will pay...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado agriculture plummets

Statewide income from farms and ranches is projected to fall to $444 million in 2016 from about $1.3 billion in 2015. It’s a level that Colorado agriculture hasn’t seen since 1986, according to a...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cattle prices falling

After peaking in 2014, cattle prices have fallen sharply and could sink even lower in 2017. The record high prices in 2014 were driven by a low number of cattle following droughts and die-offs....

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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McElmo Flume established as a monument to pioneers’ ingenuity

CORTEZ The historic McElmo Creek Flume has been officially consecrated as a monument to pioneer ingenuity and early water development. The project is the culmination of a three-year local effort to...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Applications available for 2017 growing season

The Old Fort at Hesperus is offering two different farming opportunities for the 2017 growing season: Farmer in Training: For those who need more experience before beginning their own business....

DATE: Nov. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Company eyes Dove Creek for hemp plant

A Florida firm is interested in purchasing an abandoned sunflower processing plant in Dove Creek to process hemp crops. Bayfront Capital, of Bradenton, Florida, is negotiating to purchase the...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County apples pressed into cider for new market

Montezuma County apples were once again pressed into juice for market during a successful pilot project held in a Lebanon orchard last month. The event, sponsored by the Montezuma Orchard...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life