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As drought in the West worsens, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in Colorado faces a dwindling water supply

Hay and corn production is down, and the Ute Mountain Ute Farm & Ranch Enterprise had to let go 50% of its employees, half of whom are tribal members who live in Towaoc, the tribe's headquarters and main town on their reservation.

Environment

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

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.

Business

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

Business

Sweet corn put Olathe on the map, but seeds of economic revival didn’t take

Olathe Sweet Corn Festival has moved to Montrose and the town still is wrestling with troubling changes back in the ‘80s that spurred grower John Harold to pitch ‘Olathe Sweet’ to the world.

Business

Colorado’s hot summer of dry ditches and empty reservoirs has left distressed farmers sweating: Will it get worse?

The state is in the midst of the fourth-driest water year and the third-hottest summer in more than a century of record keeping

Environment