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Tag Archives: Agriculture

PARCHED: Farms could help solve Colorado’s water shortage. So why aren’t they?

Colorado’s looming water shortage would be easier to quench if farmers and ranchers were willing to part, if only temporarily, with some of their supplies. But […]...

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July 12, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Water, Water

Trump rhetoric on Mexico could pose threat to Colorado ag

The consequences of President Donald Trump’s rhetoric on Mexico could wreak havoc upon Colorado agricultural exports, says Don Brown, the state’s Commissioner of Agriculture. It’s also […]...

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February 1, 2017 Just In, The Beats, The Mix

After years of drought and overuse, the San Luis Valley aquifer refills

This story first appeared in High Country News.   The San Luis Valley in southern Colorado is an 8,000-square-mile expanse of farmland speckled with potato, […]...

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May 27, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

What you need to know about the Colorado delegation’s votes on Obamatrade

The centerpiece economic policy of the Obama administration is teetering on the brink. Two votes in the House of Representatives later today will decide if the […]...

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June 12, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Mix

GMO labeling tops brief list of Colorado ballot questions

  Former Colorado lawmaker and Agriculture Commissioner Don Ament understands why people want more information about the genetically engineered food products they’re eating, but he […]...

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October 24, 2014 Education, Health, Just In

Conservation groups go after Hickenlooper for water bill veto

“This bill was the result of thousands of hours of coalition work over several years. The governor expressed support and then seemingly out of nowhere he turned around and vetoed it.”...

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June 11, 2014 Environment/Energy, The Mix

House targets identity theft; Senate supports emergency responder families

Notes from the 78th day of the 2014 legislative session. ...

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March 26, 2014 Capitol Notebook, The Mix, Uncategorized
Report: Colorado not prepared for climate change

Report: Colorado not prepared for climate change

A shrinking ski season and impaired agriculture industry may be in Colorado's future, but a new report warns the state's preparations for climate change are disjointed and not nearly stringent enough....

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April 9, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Top Stories
Tipton, Gardner cite scant snowpack as reason to add reservoirs, remove regulations

Tipton, Gardner cite scant snowpack as reason to add reservoirs, remove regulations

Colorado's skimpy snowpack is setting off alarm bells for U.S. Reps. Cory Gardner and Scott Tipton. But not because they interpret the drought as a sign of human-caused climate change. The way they see it, Congress should slash environmental...

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February 13, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

Promiseland Livestock’s organic certification pulled over documentation issues

Last week, the USDA suspended the organic certification of Promiseland Livestock, one of the largest organic cattle companies in the country. The suspension came not as a result of proven violations of mandated farming practices, despite suspicions that the company...

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August 5, 2011 Center Well

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We at The Indy send a delighted thank you to our readers who were able to make Friday night’s fundraiser at the Mercury Café! It was a […]

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The Home Front: Cory Gardner says Congress should protect the disabled, ‘an answer he didn’t provide’ when activists besieged his office

“Congress should be able to design protections for the disabled community as lawmakers look at shrinking the growth in the Medicaid program, Colorado Sen. Cory […]

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