Equipment costs cut into farmer's profits

Some in the food and agriculture industry are sounding the alarms. The future of our food is in jeopardy, they say.“I don’t know what the answer is, but something has to change or we’re not going...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Good season for hay

With a severe drought in Texas and the Midwest producing corn and grains in place of forage, the price of hay is soaring, and Montezuma County producers are feeling the effects on both sides of the...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Here comes the rein

BAYFIELD — It’s not surprising that top competitors in “reining” would call this area home because the sport has been practiced in the region since before it became known by that name.The maneuvers...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Cortez student members receive FFA’s highest honor

Aeron Acott, Breen McComb, and Rachelle Moore, members of the Cortez FFA Chapter from Cortez, received the American FFA Degree, the highest degree that can be earned in the National FFA...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

PHOTO: Heading to greener pastures

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Beef with chemicals

VAIL — Scott Jones has found his dream job — even if it often means before-dawn to after-dark workdays.Jones is the manager at the Colorado River Ranch, a bit more than 10 miles north of Dotsero....

DATE: Dec. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

4-H leader plants ag seeds with youths

Farm life helped prepare Yates for leadership role By Kimberly BenedictJournal Staff WriterAs a mother and a member of the agricultural community, Tonya Yates believes everyone should know where...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Seeds of safe food

DURANGO — The Fort Lewis College agriculture department and the Colorado State University Extension office are reaching out to help local growers and public-health officials avoid health threats...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

A bushel a day

YELLOW JACKET — By the time Tom Hooten opened the gate of the Southwestern Colorado Research Center orchard on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 24, about 300 apple pickers were already armed and...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Local 4-H members win big at State Fair

Local 4-H members from throughout the county earned the opportunity to send their projects to the Colorado State Fair by being first in their division and age group at the Montezuma County Fair. At...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Colorado Proud

Local agriculture is finding its way onto the plates of students in Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 and the effort is not only benefiting the students, but local growers as well.For the...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

4-H participants win at county fair

Montezuma County Fair results for 4-H participants follow.4-H projects are divided in to junior (8-10 years old), intermediate (11-13), and senior (14-18). There are a few contests that are divided...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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