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Colorado-based Crop Production Services sued by the federal government

October 6, 2017 — The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against a Colorado-based company, claiming it favored hiring temporary, foreign-born workers. On Sept. 28, the Justice Department announced the lawsuit against Crop Production Services Inc., based in Loveland, Colo., after the company denied Javier Salinas and Ramiro

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Students compete in the Northeast Colorado Regional FFA Range Judging Contest on Sept. 25 at Prairie School

September 27, 2017 — NEW RAYMER, Colo. — A group of 21 FFA students were allowed only a pencil and two sheets of paper, one white and one salmon.Joshua Polson/jpolson@greeleytribune.com | The Greeley Tribune | Hannah Kinnison, 15, kneels down in a pasture near Prairie School outside of New

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Organic farm provides more than produce; it’s also an educational tool

August 11, 2017 — On a Thursday morning in mid-June, the kitchen at Cure Organic Farm was bustling with young kids preparing food for lunch — with supervision, of course.For the Tribune/Emma Pion-Berlin | | Anne Cure, co-owner of the Cure Organic Farm, stands in front of her farm’s

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Variety of vendors to visit at Cheyenne Frontier Days

July 28, 2017 — While the rodeo was the main attraction, the vast number of vendors at the 2017 Cheyenne Frontier Days gave people a reason to show up early and stay a while after. There was food, of course, but the goods available ranged from jewelry to cowboy

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Sheep industry representatives tour includes Weld County, Colorado

June 16, 2017 — In Weld County, Colorado, with so much focus on the beef and more recently the dairy industry, other livestock businesses are sometimes forgotten. In some respects, the sheep industry faces that problem across the U.S., too, according to Mike Corn, president of the American Sheep

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After blizzard, Kansas winter wheat producers watching for rust

May 19, 2017 — The snow-covered winter wheat crop in Kansas seems to have survived, but the window for spraying to prevent rust has closed making the crop vulnerable to the disease. David Schemm is a winter wheat farmer from Sharon Springs, Kan., where the crop was recently hit

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Online-based 
software provides easy access to water information

May 19, 2017 — Water laws are complicated and information is hard to come by. Watered down, water resources are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. But information about how that water is managed, who has senior rights, etc., isn't easy to find. That's where Water Sage comes into

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Hydroponic farm in Lakewood, Colo., takes next step

May 5, 2017 — Before 2002, Tommy Romano's life plans were not necessarily Earthly. He was at the University of Colorado studing for his master's in aerospace engineering. His thesis was on ways to grow food in space. But man still has yet to land on Mars, so Romano

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Colorado feed business opens to help small livestock operations

April 27, 2017 — Once a week Chad Franke would drive to Atwood, Kan., from his farm in Roggen, Colo., to pick up feed for his pig farm and other small Colorado operations. He was tired of that drive every week, naturally. The round trip took as much time

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Corn crop is slowly being planted

April 21, 2017 — Brandon Hunnicutt, a producer in Giltner, Neb., doesn't plan to make any changes to his cropping plan this year, except adding popcorn to the mix. He's growing popcorn again after taking a year off. The 2016 season was the first time Hunnicutt didn't grow popcorn

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Vegetable growers and dairies struggle to find workers

April 14, 2017 — The farm labor shortage is a concern for farmers, especially those who grow labor-intensive seasonal crops like vegetables. And there doesn't seem to be a solution in sight. Dave Petrocco, a third-generation Weld County farmer who produces cabbage, onions, green beans and lettuce, has struggled

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Commodity groups air their concerns about Trump and Congress at CLA’s annual meeting

April 7, 2017 — LOVELAND, Colo. — At the end of the day, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Dairy Farmers of America and National Pork Producers Council have one common goal: advocate for the producers they represent. The groups participated in the Colorado Livestock Association's annual meeting on April

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Beef QualityAssurance ’17 Marketer Award

March 31, 2017 — It's an honor traditionally given to sale barns, but this year, IMI Global, a third-party verification company from Castle Rock, Colo., was awarded the Beef Quality Assurance 2017 Marketer Award. The company is more than 20 years old, founded by John and Leann Saunders, who

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Agricultural center in Boulder County teaches history, farming throughout the summer

March 31, 2017 — Driving west on Colo. 66 in Longmont, Colo., with the view of Mount Meeker and Longs Peak, you'll come across what simply looks like a small farm with two barns, livestock and a house. But it's a lot more than just a couple of barns,

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Magnum Feedyard earns prestigious national award

March 24, 2017 — Magnum Feedyard looks like an ordinary feedlot when people pass by on Morgan County Road 1 in Wiggins, Colo. Cattle roam the pasture and young calves can be seen playing around the cattle. These are the things onlookers can see, but there are a lot

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Bennet holds first farm bill hearing in Fort Collins, Colo.

March 24, 2017 — In between hearings for the new farm bill, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., has representatives leading listening sessions with constituents about their concerns, wants and priorities for the legislature. There were about 30 people present to discuss their thoughts on what should be included and what

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Rodeo legend Harry ‘Duke of the Chutes’ Vold remembered

March 17, 2017 — It was easy to spot Harry Vold during a rodeo. He'd be riding his black horse in the arena. The horse was always black. His horse was Scott, who was a quiet, gentle horse that handled Vold well, according to Vold's youngest daughter, Kirsten Vold.

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Terry Bison Ranch opens Wyoming School of Horseshoeing

March 10, 2017 — A new school where "good enough" is a four-letter word can be found on northbound Interstate 25, less than a mile into Wyoming on the east side of the highway. The Wyoming School of Horseshoeing takes place in a long, red barn on the Terry

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Colorado’s Northern Feed and Bean given Experienced Export Award

March 3, 2017 — The world isn't the same as it was in 1952. Gas and milk prices were cheaper, and rather than FaceTime or Skype, if you wanted to see someone you needed to do it in person. Northern Feed and Bean has changed too, but in late

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Producers learn about Farm to School program at Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ conference

February 24, 2017 — DENVER — It's not news that school lunches have changed in recent years thanks to the National School Lunch program, but where some of the food comes from is a different story. At the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association's annual meeting Feb. 21 at

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