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Farmers hit with most disruptive price hikes, supply shortages in decades as pandemic slowdowns catch up to Colorado

Colorado farmers and agricultural businesses have been hit with cost increases for pesticides, fertilizer and other supplies as global supply chains sputter in the wake of the pandemic.

Business

How is Colorado’s new farmworkers’ rights bill being received by migrant farmworkers? With a shrug.

In fields hours away from the political pressure cooker of the Colorado legislature, Senate Bill 87 is stoking a different kind of debate.

Business

River ecologists are eager to show how beavers are critical to improving watersheds in the West

Colorado researchers are pitching the furry architects and contractors as a partners in preserving river health, especially as snow melts earlier and drought lingers.

Environment

Western Colorado is wary of gray wolf reintroduction. Will they have to pay for it, too?

The current funding plan for gray wolf reintroduction would rely on license fees paid by hunters and anglers, many of whom live in the western Colorado communities that opposed Proposition 114.

Politics and Government

Animal cruelty initiative aggravates Colorado ranchers fresh off MeatOut Day controversy

The proposed ballot measure would make ranchers wait to slaughter animals until they are older, which ranchers say would devastate Colorado’s agriculture economy.

Coloradans

Opinion: Diana DeGette’s Colorado wilderness bill goes too far

Many of the proponents of this legislation say it will protect agriculture on the West Slope. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Opinion Columns

Here’s where the jobs are in Colorado as unemployment surges during coronavirus’ economic meltdown

Thousands of new jobs available in Colorado in the past week could help offset expenses for laid-off workers or move to a new career

Business

Feed the world in 2050? National Western-based consortium tackles food, workforce challenges

Big Ag, nonprofits and CSU incubate ideas to expand production and imagine jobs that don’t yet exist

Business

It’s not just China: The United States’ global trade war has Colorado companies seeking — and finding — workarounds

Colorado businesses are changing order times, strategizing inventory and using bonded transport to deal with the trade war impacts. They're also seeking out exclusions and tax-free Foreign Trade Zones.

Business

Proposition 112 fails, but big vote total signals oil and gas setbacks will be headed to the Colorado capitol

Industry spent $40 million fighting the measure and is reluctant to face a rematch in 2020

Energy