agriculture

Enter your Photos: Showcase Colorado Agriculture Through Pictures

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From vast wheat fields on the eastern plains and cattle grazing on lush mountain pastures to plump fruit in Western Slope orchards and chili peppers basking in the Pueblo sun, Colorado's agricultural landscape is endless. It's time to capture the "spirit" of Colorado agriculture through photographs. The 19th annual "Colorado...it's AgriCultural" photography contest is seeking entries as a way to celebrate the state's agricultural heritage.

Corn Growers Support Higher Bar for Constitutional Amendments

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By Dave Eckhardt
Colorado Corn Growers Association president

With the changing demographics in our rapidly growing state, there are now fewer and fewer people who know our rural, agrarian heritage.

Couple that with our constitution being the third-easiest of all states to amend through the petition process, and Colorado has become a playground for special interests pushing their agendas.

That can be detrimental to Colorado's $40 billion ag industry - one of the top contributors to our state's economy - and the rural communities that depend on it.

Grants Awarded for Colorado Specialty Crops

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Eleven grants totaling $549,000 were awarded through the Colorado Department of Agriculture's 2016 Specialty Crops Program. Specialty crops include fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture). Funds are received by the Colorado Department of Agriculture from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, which is aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of specialty crops.