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Avalanches are a real danger in Colorado and in fact they are by far the most dangerous natural event in the state.  Statistics show that since 1950, avalanches have killed more people than any other natural hazard.  Furthermore Colorado accounts for over 30% of all avalanche related deaths in the United States  – this statistic […]

THe towns of Westcliffe and Silver Cliff, have applied to become the state’s first designated International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) community. If approved, the towns that border each other will join 29 parks and eight other communities all over the world that combat light pollution during the night to maintain the view of the night time […]

Hemp Farming Comes to Colorado

January 5th, 2014

Well it may prove to be the ultimate ‘cash crop’ for hard pressed farmers in Colorado, but what are the rules and regulations for budding hemp farmers in the State. I am referring of course to the legalisation of marijuana in the Colorado which took effect this week.  Obviously there are some restrictions and it […]

Farming Challenges for Colorado

October 15th, 2013

I saw an interesting statistic the other day, one that perhaps illustrates the tremendous challenges that face our industry.  The statistic was that in 1955 a US citizen spent about 18% of their income on food. By the same measure in 2008 the average citizen was spending about 9% of their income.  Agriculture is a […]

Struggling farmers should be cognizant of the plethora of online tools available to help with understanding their finances.  The PaymentBot Payment Calculator is a great online tool for understanding loan payments. Calculating credit facilities, bills and the amount of interest on a mortgage and other interest rates is one of the most difficult things for […]

U.S. Farming – Rice Exports

October 30th, 2012

It is interesting to note that the U.S. accounts for less than 2% of global rice production. But when it comes to exports, we make up over 10% of the global trade. This goes to highlight the importance for growers of the export market. We have been able to increase the quantities of rice which […]

Finding the “Best” Wine

October 15th, 2012

When you start looking for the best wine gifts you can find-you learn a few things pretty quickly. First, what one person considers the “best” isn’t necessarily true for someone else. Secondly-more often than not, the best is considered to come from a big national chain. To me, that means that wide sections of the […]

Air Compressor Tools For Home Use

September 26th, 2012

Do you ever wish you had an air kompressorer trykluft for your home? How many times have you desired to put a little air in your car wheels, but didn’t want to make a travel to the regional gas station? Having air kompressor tools in the house can really not spend much. But what type […]

Gift Basket Trade Issues

August 13th, 2012

Farming isn’t exactly the most glamorous profession out there is it? For someone working in an industry, like food or wine, there are definite ways that the agricultural industrial complex affects.  For those of us selling high end gift baskets, the whole concept can really be a strange one though since we both depend on […]

Over the last few years there have been countless regulations imposed by the government to deter smoking in restaurants, shopping malls and in some States from smoking in any public places. Along with other nicotine delivery devices such as the electronic cigarettes increasing in popularity, tobacco has seen a downturn in sales within the United […]

Wine Trade

May 16th, 2012

I think we have talked about it before in this space, but living in Denver we’re at the forefront of the craft beer movement.  Personally, I think there is some damn good wine being made as well.  As a member of a couple of different wine clubs, I haven’t ever seen a Colorado winery be […]

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