Tom Vilsack http://www.kunc.org en Colorado Farmers Told To Sit Tight For Final Trade Deal http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-farmers-told-sit-tight-final-trade-deal <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;">U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is telling farmers to be patient while his office hammers out a major trade deal with a group of Asian countries, called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).</p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 54475 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Farmers Told To Sit Tight For Final Trade Deal As American Farmer Gets Grayer, Young People Forced To Wait http://www.kunc.org/post/american-farmer-gets-grayer-young-people-forced-wait <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/retirement-not-farm-farmers-working-later">average age of American farmers has been climbing for decades</a>, and many say rural towns are at-risk without new blood. There are enough people who want to farm, but there’s trouble connecting beginning farmers and the communities that need them.</p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Grant Gerlock & Harvest Public Media 54194 at http://www.kunc.org As American Farmer Gets Grayer, Young People Forced To Wait Climate Change Hubs Created To Give Farmers Survival Tips http://www.kunc.org/post/climate-change-hubs-created-give-farmers-survival-tips <p>Looking to help farmers adapt to climate change, the U.S Department of Agriculture is <a href="http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentidonly=true&amp;contentid=2014/02/0016.xml">setting up seven new research hubs</a>, including one in Fort Collins.</p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:00:38 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 53881 at http://www.kunc.org Climate Change Hubs Created To Give Farmers Survival Tips Vilsack, Jewell To Highlight Wildfire Risks To Water Supply In Fort Collins http://www.kunc.org/post/vilsack-jewell-highlight-wildfire-risks-water-supply-fort-collins <p>An announcement&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">regarding “a federal, local and private partnership to reduce the risks of wildfire to Colorado’s water supply” is expected Friday in Fort Collins.</span></p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:56:35 +0000 Grace Hood 47206 at http://www.kunc.org Vilsack, Jewell To Highlight Wildfire Risks To Water Supply In Fort Collins Broader Competition For USDA's 'Rural' Dollars http://www.kunc.org/post/broader-competition-usdas-rural-dollars <p></p><p>As lawmakers debate the Farm Bill in Washington, millions of dollars are at stake for small businesses across the country. Rural development grants go out to everything from home loans to water projects to small co-ops.</p><p> Thu, 23 May 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Luke Runyon 44630 at http://www.kunc.org Broader Competition For USDA's 'Rural' Dollars