Thu January 31, 2013
The Salt

Future Farms Of America Might Not Include Much Family

Honey, what if the kids don't want it?
Goran Ljubisavljevic

It may sound like a line from The Godfather, but some agricultural specialists advise that farming isn't personal; it's business. And family farms need to think and act more like a business to survive in a competitive world, says Bernie Erven, professor emeritus in the department of agricultural economics at Ohio State University.

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Wed November 30, 2011

Colorado Farmers Fight Proposed On-Farm Child Labor Laws

KUNC file photo

Colorado farmers are upset with the Obama Administration over a proposal to change child labor laws for kids under the age of 18 who work in agriculture; a move that's stemmed from several high-profile accidents involving kids on farms around the country.

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Tue July 5, 2011
Seasonal Farmworkers

Colorado, other Western States to Receive Federal Farmworker Grants

U.S. Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor is awarding nearly $84 million in grants to combat chronic unemployment and underemployment experienced by seasonal farm workers.  Colorado is set to receive more than $1 million of that funding.

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Mon June 13, 2011

Proposed Subsidy Changes Could Help Colorado Farmers

Colorado cattle grazing
photo courtesy of the U.S. Dept of Agriculture

Federal legislation introduced last week could help level the playing field for small and mid-sized farmers in Colorado and other states.

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Wed May 11, 2011

USDA Predicts 39% Decline in Colorado’s 2011 Winter Wheat Crop

Creative Commons

The first forecast of Colorado’s winter wheat production this year estimates a steep decline in crops this year. But nationwide the decrease is expected to be less severe.

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