The economy is expected to continue growing slowly in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states, but ongoing trade disputes remain a concern.
An estimated 75 percent of U.S. pig farms regularly use gestation stalls.
While dry summers aren’t new, a winter and spring with little snow and rain have pushed parts of the state to get drier, faster.
Meet Platte Valley High School senior Kyle Ley, who spends his summers at his school farm, and other farmers’ fields, checking on crops from an airborne point of view.
The agriculture secretary visited farmers and nonprofits in Colorado on a four-state western tour.
According to the World Trade Center, Colorado exported $2.7 billion worth of goods through NAFTA in 2017.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture's Tom Lipitzky talks about how the state's farms and ranches might be affected by the president's policies.
Old sugar beet processing plants, or in some cases the land they were located on, are showing new economic development promise.
"It’s just a good place to expand our ranching and provide opportunities to our ranchers to utilize Boyer Ranch and Wolf Springs," says president Russell Begaye.