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6:30am

Wed May 18, 2011
Agriculture

How Taxed is Colorado’s Agricultural Industry? KUNC Investigates

Cary Wickstrom’s farm sits west of Fort Morgan, Colorado. Farmers like Wickstrom saw a 2.9 percent sales tax passed by the state legislature in 2010 on agricultural pesticides and herbicides. Starting July 1, it will be repealed.
Grace Hood

For much of our Government and You series, we’ve discussed the potential impact of budget cuts as state lawmakers worked to fill a projected half-billion dollar shortfall. Now that the legislative session is over, and a budget bill signed, we examine what happens when a tax is repealed. HB 1005 will be signed into law next week. It would eliminate a 2.9 percent sales tax on agricultural pesticides and other products.

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9:47am

Wed May 11, 2011
Agriculture

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

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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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2:16pm

Tue May 10, 2011
Agriculture

Colorado Counties Eligible for Natural Disaster Aid

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 42 counties in the states of Kansas, Colorado and Oklahoma as natural disaster areas.

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