agriculture

Prairie strips now part of the Conservation Reserve Program

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From High Plains Public Radio:

Farmers and landowners enrolling acres in the U.S Department of Agriculture's Conservation Reserve Program have a new practice available to them.

Areas of native grasses and flowers, called prairie strips, have proven helpful in keeping soil in place, preventing nutrients from washing away and increasing the presence of birds and bees.

Colorado Wheat to hold 2020 county meetings and elections

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Colorado wheat farmers are invited to attend and participate in the annual county business meetings and elections jointly sponsored by the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee, the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers and the Colorado Wheat Research Foundation. The business meetings and elections will be held January 21-23, 2020, at seven different locations.  Please see the table below for full details or visit coloradowheat.org.

Colorado AgrAbility Program workshops set across the state

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Workshops have been scheduled across Colorado to promote agriculture independence for people with functional limitations, such as long-term illness, permanent injury, or aging.

The Colorado AgrAbility Project promotes "success in agriculture for people with disabilities or other physical challenges, and their families," and is part of a national network of programs under the United States Department of Agriculture that began with the 1990 Farm Bill.