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USDA visits Colorado Quinoa, rural grant recipient

Last month, Sallie Clark, the state director of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) visited Colorado Quinoa.


Colorado specialty crop projects funded

Colorado specialty crops have been awarded grants totaling over $768,000 through the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s 2018 Specialty Crops Program...


Micro greens grow into big business for Valley couple

At Twisted Infusions Farms, Heather Szymura and her husband Brian are growing micro greens in a backyard shipping container.


GRAINS-Soybeans, corn fall as focus turns to bumper U.S. crops

Soybeans, corn fall after rally on trade agreement


Pasture Cropping

Since the late 1990s, Australian farmer Colin Seis has been successfully planting a cereal crop into perennial pasture on his sheep farm during the dormant period using no-till drilling.


Canadian farm production likely to increase under climate change: FAO

A new United Nations’ report suggests just how climate change will reshape agriculture by 2050.


GRAINS-Soybeans fall to near 10-year low

U.S. soybean futures fell to a near 10-year low on Tuesday....

 


One last step before farmers grow industrial hemp

A lot of farmers are focusing on this year's harvest, but come next year there might be another crop making a return to Illinois soil.

 


Let them eat cherries: Planning a U-Pick operation on your farm

Farmers work long hours under the open sky, struggling to finish each day's planting, cultivating, pruning or picking before the sun sets.

 


Stockpiling forage for fall and winter pastures

Many cattle producers can take advantage of late summer and early fall growing conditions to obtain high-quality pasture for late fall and early winter grazing. This practice is called stockpiling.


Options for Improving Damaged Pastures

As trampled and pocked up winter feeding areas begin to dry out, consider all the alternatives that will allow these beat up paddocks to recover and become productive again.


Diverse Cover Crop, No-Till System Bring High Forage Quality, Lower Cost of Gain

Innovative no-tiller and cowman Jake Miller utilizes strip grazing and a variety of cover mixes to diversify food sources for his cow-calf operation and improve soil quality.


Missouri farmer profits from direct marketing, rotational grazing

Like other livestock farmers trying to make a living in the grasp of a severe drought, Adam Boman was on the road to Kansas City in early August to market some of his cattle.


General Mills boosts eco-friendly grain Kernza

A sweet, nutty-tasting new grain called Kernza is getting a big boost from food giant General Mills, which is intrigued by the potentially big environmental benefits of the drought-resistant crop with long roots that doesn’t need to be replanted every year.


Top-performing soil microbes could be key to sustainable agriculture

Beautiful things can happen when plants surround themselves with the right microbes.


Elixinol Secures Hemp Supply Chain with Colorado Partnership

In American farm country, a grass-roots movement is spreading, a movement to keep more roots in the soil. (Not just grass roots, of course; roots of all kinds.) Its goal: Promoting healthy soil that's full of life.


Organic farmers add oilseed mill, scale

In American farm country, a grass-roots movement is spreading, a movement to keep more roots in the soil. (Not just grass roots, of course; roots of all kinds.) Its goal: Promoting healthy soil that's full of life.


A Grass-Roots Movement For Healthy Soil Spreads Among Farmers

In American farm country, a grass-roots movement is spreading, a movement to keep more roots in the soil. (Not just grass roots, of course; roots of all kinds.) Its goal: Promoting healthy soil that's full of life.


Professor Pretty: Our Food is Not Valued Well

As tastier breeds like Honeycrisp and Gala edge the Red Delicious out of grocery stores, what happens to the forgotten fruit?


With new carbon farming project, Boulder County could become massive greenhouse gas sponge

The education room of the Boulder County Recycling Center filled up quickly for the Research Conservation Advisory Board meeting. People trickled in, shaking the wet spring snow from their jackets.


The Red Delicious is an apple atrocity. Why are we growing billions of pounds of them each year?

As tastier breeds like Honeycrisp and Gala edge the Red Delicious out of grocery stores, what happens to the forgotten fruit?


Growing crops with crushed rocks could reduce CO2 emissions

Strategies for taking CO2 out of the atmosphere are now on the research agenda...


VIDEO: Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens (You may want to turn your audio down.)

VIDEO: Grow Your Own Chicken Feed

VIDEO: 25 Chickens - 25 Cents a day (and they make TONS of compost!)

Guide for Producing Dryland Camelina in Eastern Colorado

Eastern Colorado’s wheat-based, cropping system covers more than 4 million acres and spring-planted camelina would fit well into a dryland crop rotation.


Growing a Bee-Friendly Organic Garden

Read these gardening hacks to make your backyard the spot for bees to hang out and pollinate.


Biodynamics: Where Regenerative Agriculture Meets Regenerative Capital

Biodynamic farming, a “beyond organic” approach to agriculture long respected in Europe, may finally be poised for a breakthrough in the U.S.


Biodynamics: Where Regenerative Agriculture Meets Regenerative Capital

Biodynamic farming, a “beyond organic” approach to agriculture long respected in Europe, may finally be poised for a breakthrough in the U.S.


Crop Links

Highplainsfoods.com - High Plains Food Cooperative.

Brian Allmer Radio Network - CSU Ext News: Custom Rates for Colorado Farms & Ranches.

CSU - Custom Rates for Colorado Farms and Ranches


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