Warren Winiarski was a winemaker for one of Colorado's early commercial wineries and returned to the state recently for the Colorado Wine Governor's Cup.
Colorado is known for its peaches, cantaloupes and even wine grapes. But farmers here also grow potatoes, cabbage, tomatoes and barley for beer. Colorado chefs integrate these ingredients into their dishes and farmers adjust to meet the demand.
Colorado farmers have built up a considerable stock of hemp seeds since voters legalized the crop in 2012. But where is it coming from?
- Rural economies across the country have been hammered by low commodity prices, according to the Rural Main Street Index.Read more
It's never been easy to be a farmer, but these days it’s even harder. Prices are down and costs are up.
- The report says that as warming continues, crop yields, livestock production and revenues could decline.Read more
The minimum wage for sheepherders is far below what other immigrant agriculture workers get, despite the high demands of the job.