Zornio: Could Colorado be looking at a future without cows?
As climate change worsens and bioengineering takes off, Colorado's cattle industry faces an uncertain future
Colorado ranchers already had beef with Jared Polis. Then came “MeatOut Day.”
Colorado is the only state to proclaim a day of no meat-eating, further exposing the urban-rural divide and food as the new culture war.
JBS meatpacking plant in Greeley accused of negligence after COVID-19 outbreak
Hundreds of workers at the JBS plant in Greeley were infected with the coronavirus and at least six died
Coronavirus collapsed America’s food system, but created “a pivotal and magical moment” for locavores
The frailty of industrial agriculture was exposed when restaurants and huge meat processing plants closed. But Colorado farmers and ranchers have responded to spur a return to locally produced meat and potatoes.
Colorado’s attorney general joins colleagues in seeking federal probe into meatpacking industry
In a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, the state attorneys general noted that the four largest beef processors control 80 percent of the industry
Even with beef plants staying open, reduced capacity means Colorado ranchers feel the coronavirus pinch
Ranchers only have about a two-week window to get their cattle to slaughter before they start losing money and quality. Even a slight disruption in the supply chain can throw everything off -- and already is.
Meatpackers welcome Trump’s order that they stay open while others — including Colorado’s governor — question the coronavirus risks
There have been outbreaks of the coronavirus at a number of Colorado meat facilities
Stopping coronavirus is a huge challenge at crowded U.S. meat plants, including in Colorado
At least four meatpacking plants in Colorado have seen outbreaks of the new coronavirus
Union demands better conditions at Greeley beef plant as coronavirus outbreak worsens, draws White House’s attention
Both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence mentioned the outbreak on Friday during their daily briefing on coronavirus with the media.
Health officials investigate beef plant in Greeley after 30-plus employees test positive for coronavirus
On Tuesday, JBS USA CEO Andre Nogeuira told The Greeley Tribune he was confident workers inside the plant were safe from the virus
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.
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.
America trashes 40% of its food. A Colorado startup is connecting the discards to dinner tables.
FoodMaven is part of a movement to find buyers for $3.50/lb. New York strips, “ugly” fruit and local produce in order to cut into America's food waste problem.
Colorado ranchers have beef with lab-grown and plant-based “meat” — and they want well-done labeling
Cattle and bison ranchers are looking for help to let consumers know where the food in their package came from, including whether it originated in a petri dish or another country
Why Colorado’s corn farmers are getting hurt by China’s soybean tariff
Colorado’s not a big soybean state but indirect impact of trade wars has hit agriculture exports, which are down 15% this year
South Korea, home of Hanwoo and bulgogi, is now largest importer of Colorado beef
The trade war with China had little to do with South Korea’s rise but future trade could impact Colorado’s beef industry