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

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...

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...

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

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, alfalfa,...

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

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...

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...

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.”

House targets identity theft; Senate supports emergency responder families

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

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.

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

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 protections — not strengthen them.

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 had for years been "laundering" conventional animals as organic, but because the company failed to provide adequate documentation required under the National Organic Program.