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Grape disappointment: Colorado vineyards say an October freeze will chill their 2021 vintage

Bad luck merges with the pandemic to cork the state’s wine production, but past years’ surplus provides solace

Gigabit internet coming to more rural southwestern Colorado communities

Utah internet company wins second federal grant to provide broadband to Dolores, San Miguel and Montezuma counties. Locals hope to see more economic activity, better mobile service.

Food grown for research once rotted in Colorado fields. Now, it’s feeding the hungry

Colorado State University agriculture experiment stations are donating the fresh produce they grow to food banks

“A big year” for Olathe sweet corn as pickers pluck first ears of the season

Grower John Harold estimates 35 million ears of corn will be harvested this season, most of it bound for King Soopers stores

Opinion: Colorado’s farm-to-table capital is under threat from drilling

Palisade peach freeze prompts Colorado governor to declare emergency

The emergency declaration enables farms to access assistance programs including loans with flexible repayment terms

A bitter freeze and coronavirus have sprouted big problems for Palisade’s peach season

Growers on Colorado’s Western Slope knew they had a market problem because of COVID-19. But killing freezes last week put an end to their worrying about too much fruit this summer and now some are wondering if they’ll even have enough.

Colorado growers face “risk like we have never faced before” as coronavirus puts up labor walls

Work in the "essential" agriculture industry can go on, but the pandemic’s threat to the market has shaken some Western Slope farmers and orchard men to their roots. Others call the panic overblown.

How the closure of two Vail restaurants shows coronavirus’ domino effect on the food-service economy

Hundreds of workers and business owners in the Eagle Valley felt the pinch when Matt Morgan was forced to close Sweet Basil and Mountain Standard in Vail Village.

Opinion: Five new post-coronavirus rules for living and governing

West Slope lawmaker tries to pump the brakes on Colorado wolf reintroduction

Democratic Sen. Kerry Donovan’s bill would delay wolf management to study and fund compensation for lost livestock. It would also cancel a plan to bring back the predators if a “self-sustaining population” is confirmed.

Even if you make more than minimum wage, this updated Colorado rule could affect you

After 10 months of debate and public input, the revised pay standards are adopted; increase to minimum salary threshold is delayed to 2021.

Colorado farmers hopeful as revised free-trade deal with Mexico and Canada approved

The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will have greater impact on Colorado’s agriculture than the recently approved deal with China

How Colorado’s rural and urban food communities are coming together

Schools, other public institutions are buying locally sourced food spurred by policy, values. But labor, distribution and other issues are unresolved.

Lost for decades, the Colorado Orange apple variety has been found — officially

The Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project compared the fruit of a tree found near Cañon City to botanical illustrations and wax castings of award-winning apples to identify the lost treasure

Colorado’s economy is predicted to keep growing in 2020, but slower. Here’s what this means.

University of Colorado's annual economic report is optimistic for agriculture (except for small farmers), bearish on construction (but there’s lots of ongoing activity) and more.

Opinion: Colorado FARMS project grant could help address climate change, make agriculture more sustainable

Colorado is owed 9,900 acres by the federal government. But getting that land could mean no more recreating on it.

The federal government wants to settle a 143-year-old debt to Colorado with a grant of 9,900 acres across 16 counties. Some of those grants would block access to hunting, fishing on adjacent BLM land.

Female farmers are fueling agriculture’s resurgence in the Roaring Fork Valley near Aspen

The number of farming-related, start-up businesses that have sprouted in the Roaring Fork Valley in recent years has encouraged her. Women head many of them.

How Colorado’s rural communities could benefit from $600 million in federal broadband grants

Dove Creek is the first in Colorado to be awarded the grant money, with two more communities crossing their fingers that they'll cash in as well

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