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.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership deal might open vast new markets to Colorado's agricultural products, but not all farmers support it.
- Farming is part of the most hazardous industry in the U.S., according to the National Safety Council, with 21.7 fatalities for every 100,000 workers.Read more
- A USDA “meat bank” at Colorado State University holds one of the world's largest collection of animal genetics.Read more