Rural pockets of the country still lack internet connectivity, the agricultural census shows.
Remember that scene from the 1979 movie The Jerk where Steve Martin’s character leaps with glee over the delivery of new phone books? That same sequence plays out every five years when the U.S. Department of Agriculture drops its agricultural census and ag data nerds everywhere rejoice.
A 2002 study in the American Journal of Public Health found that men living in rural counties were much more likely to kill themselves than urban men.
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An alarming number of farmers in the U.S. take their own lives, according to the magazine Newsweek. And while we don’t have great statistics, some of the best numbers available suggest men on the farm today kill themselves nearly twice as often as other men in the general population.
A power plant within Big Thompson Canyon, a crucial water way for the Colorado-Big Thompson project which pulls water from Western Slope streams to Front Range cities and farms.
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Northern Colorado farmers and municipalities will see a bump from last fall in how much supplemental water they receive from the Colorado-Big Thompson Project, which pulls Western Slope water to the Front Range.
Originally published on Mon April 14, 2014 11:28 am
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