Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

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

The High Plains of Eastern Colorado is an unforgiving place to farm. Most farmers in the region practice dryland farming, relying only on rainfall and using no irrigation whatsoever. Here climate disruption is felt keenly — there is no backup water to tap into when the rains don’t come. Many farmers worry about the disrupted […]

Posted inBusiness, News, Politics and Government

Hemp has arrived: Colorado crops double after Farm Bill makes growing more legit

Entrepreneur Joey Coleman is enthusiastically prepping for a 40-acre “farm-to-doorstep” crop of hemp he plans to grow near Grand Junction this spring. In Monte Vista, Corbett Hefner has added an industrial hemp harvester to his heavy-equipment product line. Colorado State University-Pueblo chemistry professor Chad Kinney is preparing to host around 500 researchers from around the […]