Ranching

Yale study puts Americans’ perspectives on food, environment to the test

Research from Yale University says more than half of Americans are willing to eat more plant-based foods, but 4 in 10 still don’t see how plant-based diets reduce environmental impacts. Locally,...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

In wake of proposed budget cuts, House member questions USDA’s ‘lack of reliance on facts’

The U.S. Department of Agriculture conceals data that could be used to guide agricultural policy and budget decisions, like the new 2021 fiscal year budget proposed earlier this week by President...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. plans to open millions of acres of public land to drilling, cattle

The push for oil and gas development on Western public lands picked up momentum Thursday despite opposition from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Colorado conservation organizations and Colorado...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County residents meet to discuss pros, cons of wolf reintroduction

IGNACIO – Colorado may never come to a consensus about whether to reintroduce wolves, but can residents come to an understanding? In an age of fierce political divisiveness and endless volleys of...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trade deal with Mexico, Canada restores some certainty for Colorado farmers

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed a new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada into law Wednesday, solidifying a deal that restores some trade certainty to farmers in Colorado. The treaty,...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ed Zink – bicyclist, rancher and Durango native – dies at 71

Ed Zink, a founder of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, owner of Mountain Bike Specialists and longtime La Plata County rancher, died Friday from complications of a heart attack. He was 71. Family...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local 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

Farm Bureau marks 100 years; celebration planned for Friday

The American Farm Bureau Federation is marking its 100th anniversary this year, with a celebration coming this week to La Plata County. Charly Minkler, president of the La Plata County Farm Bureau,...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small meat-processing plant could start up near Mancos

A rancher with operations near Mancos and in Arizona has proposed building a small meat-processing facility south of Mancos to bring locally raised beef from pasture to table. Daniel Mominee said...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Two cases of livestock virus confirmed in La Plata County

Two cases of the vesicular stomatitis virus, a disease that primarily affects livestock, have been confirmed in La Plata County, according to state health officials. The Colorado Department of...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bountiful hay harvest begins in Southwest Colorado

Rusty Hall has already made a first cutting on 80 acres of leased land in McElmo Canyon, setting up what he expects will be a banner year for hay production in Montezuma County. “Last year was...

DATE: June 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Toxic plants suspected of killing cows in region

SHIPROCK, N.M. – Ranchers in northwestern New Mexico suspect toxic plants, used in Navajo and Hopi religious ceremonies, are responsible for the recent deaths of more than a dozen cows. At least 15...

DATE: May 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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