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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

Farmers on Rio Grande in New Mexico face early water cutoff for second straight year

The Oct. 1 shutoff means winter crops are at risk

Climate

Colorado agricultural workers will get expanded rights, more pay. Here are the details.

Senate Bill 87 drew significant opposition from Republican lawmakers and the agriculture industry, but Democrats say it addresses decades of inequity

Politics and Government

Colorado restaurants are funding farming and ranching projects that suck carbon from the atmosphere

Some see regenerative agriculture as a key way to reduce the amount of CO2 in the air worsening climate change.

Climate

Opinion: Amid COVID-19, Colorado needs its farmers markets more than ever

The markets’ struggle increases our dependence on the industrial food system, with fewer choices and less access to high-quality products.

Opinion Columns

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.

Technology

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

Coloradans

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

Opinion Columns

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.

Coronavirus

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.

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

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.

Business

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.

Business

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

Opinion Columns

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.

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

More Colorado workers will get breaks, must make $42,500 salary to be exempt from overtime under draft policy

The proposal represents a major win for Colorado labor groups, who have long been pushing for the changes -- although they didn’t get everything they wanted.

Business

Greeley still shuns marijuana, but it’s starting to embrace hemp as a new cash crop

The growing popularity of CBD and recognition in the federal Farm Bill are prompting marijuana opponents to take a second look at its non-psychoactive cousin

Business

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

Business

Colorado farmers can’t get their food to the table. One startup wants to lend hands.

Lack of labor, broken contracts with suppliers are why some farmers leave the majority of what they grow in the field, contributing greenhouse gases to the atmosphere

Coloradans
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