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
The vast majority of the operations are horse farms.