The average temperature for the last six months is the hottest recorded in Colorado and the country as a whole, according to data released this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
If you are new to Colorado, you will soon learn that snow is the source of most the hydrology in the state. Therefore everyone – commercial and residential users, farmers and ranchers, rafters and fishermen – keep an eye to the snowpack as we enter a water year, Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.
We need to be planning how we can help plants survive the drought conditions while conserving water. Here are some suggestions.
The future is here. Colorado produce farmers need access to labor saving ag tech that is both the right fit and allows for rapid ROI.
Colorado State University Extension, in partnership with the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, has cued up a tour of four farms for a full Saturday of exploration.
While most of Colorado is enjoying not having to wear masks in public places and finding socializing readily available, parts of society are grappling with changes in workforce, supply chains and certainty of plans for “normal” when looking into the future.
It is almost to the point of being embarrassing with just how much precipitation the mountains and plains have received in the South Platte River basin lately (yep, that’s us in Northern Colorado).
You decided that you want to keep a few chickens so that your family has fresh eggs. You have all the equipment to house and feed them but how do you keep them healthy?
2021 is shaping up to be problematic for Agriculture in Colorado from the perspective of higher temperatures, lower precipitation and low surface water irrigation supply.
When did our world become one of so much risk management? Was it always this way but now the risks are shared among so many?
Winter is the dream time for crops farmers. The frozen soil here is a welcomed time for rest, recuperation from the struggles of the growing season and reflection on what needs adjustment and what new to implement as they soil thaws next year.
If you’ve been on the fence, waiting to visit the farmers market, place an online order, or patronize a farm stand, this is your final call.
The hot, dry weather that’s fanning fires on tens of thousands of acres across Colorado is also battering the state’s agriculture industry as it stunts crops, dries up the flow of water to farms and shrivels grazing land.
August is Colorado Proud month. Colorado farmers have been preparing this bountiful harvest of produce for us since February and now is the time to enjoy it!
Before you start looking for a property, it’s best to sit down and decide why you want to purchase a home with acreage.
How do we continue to enjoy Colorado produce in 2040? COVID-19 has highlighted for Americans that farm workers are essential.
Agricultural risk is an interesting concept to non-farmers. Imagine you are self-employed, and your business is not only highly dependent on the weather, it can be crushed by it.
We turned to Susan Pope, a local farmer and owner of Pope Farms Produce & Garden Center in Greeley, for some late-summer gardening advice.
Can you feel it? The long, warm days of summer are upon us. While not a primary produce growing state like California, our beloved Colorado delivers top tier fruits and vegetables.
As the gardening season gets into full swing and you’re looking at your landscape with fresh eyes, it is a great time to reassess what worked last year, what didn’t, and perhaps start trying out some new ideas. Enter, rainwater harvesting!
Eating at home more lately? You are not alone. Consumer food demand has pivoted abruptly over the past two months during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Given this chasm between “good jobs” and agriculture jobs, Boulder County farmers are feeling the pinch of recruiting and retaining a quality workforce.
Is your favorite flower blue ribbon material or is your tomato the top of the crop? The Vegetables, Herb, Fruit, Baskets and Flowers show is your chance to earn bragging rights.