Thu September 20, 2012

Drought, Climate Change Posing Threats to Colorado Economy

State of Colorado

This year’s stubborn drought and the changing climate will have serious consequences for Colorado’s multi-billion dollar recreation and farming industries, as well as the state’s forests that have seen severe, un-naturally large wildfires recently. 

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Wed September 19, 2012

Hickenlooper: Drought is of Historical Dimensions

A stressed corn field bakes in the sun near LaSalle, Colo.
Kirk Siegler

Governor John Hickenlooper says the drought gripping most of Colorado is at “historical dimensions,” and the state’s water supplies are being stressed like no other time in history. 

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Wed September 12, 2012

Despite The Rain, USDA Predicts Smaller Corn Harvest

Credit DS Pugh / Wikimedia Commons

The US Department of Agriculture has slightly lowered its forecast for the nation’s drought damaged corn crop, from 123 bushels per acre last month to 122.8 bushels.

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Tue September 11, 2012

Hay Rises in Demand, Prompts Theft from Local Farmers

Walt Hubis Flickr - Creative Commons

The scarcity and sky-high price of hay is causing worry among some Colorado livestock producers.

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Thu September 6, 2012
The Salt

Why We Rarely Feed Animals Food Scraps, Even In A Drought

Originally published on Wed September 19, 2012 2:12 pm

Farm worker Jesus Francisco Cayetano feeds pigs a slop made from food scraps from casinos near North Las Vegas, Nev. in 2006.
Isaac Brekken AP

Last month we heard that a farmer in Kentucky was feeding his cattle discarded chocolate because corn was too expensive. Things are getting weird, we thought.

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