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It’s often a point that is neglected when people start complaining about immigration.  There’s much shouting about ‘taking our jobs’ for example, yet this fails to address that often immigrants perform a vital role in an economy. Often it’s farmers who rely on them the most, after the Brexit vote in the UK there is […]

In the USA, Colorado takes the safety of oil and gas regulations very seriously and it has arguably the toughest oil and gas safety regulations in the country.  However a new report has found that Colorado ranks in third place for adverse health impacts from pollution related to oil and gas.  With regards the metropolitan […]

Industries There are various farming activities in the various regions. Choosing organic is a superb solution to manage the people you care about. You might even know some individuals in your region that just want to cook and also would be ecstatic if they were part of your own route. People, including farmers, suffered with […]

For Southern Colorado, it will be a welcome respite after years of extreme weather.  However the exceptional rain although causing some damage has at least brought relief from the extended periods of drought which have become all too common.  It has been announced that it is drought free by the National Weather Service, which compared […]

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 […]

Counting the snow flakes might not sound to be an appealing job or even one that will be very important. But Mike Strobel understands that what he does to get a living has a far reaching impact, one in which millions of Americans have a vested interest, including farmers, ranchers, traffic security officials, highway engineers, […]

Owning a farm may be great delight for those who have always wanted to work in agricultural. Nevertheless, commanding livestock and the farm tasks would not be possible without investing in great quality and tough farm fencing. Supplying fencing for crops and farm animals is essential to keeping them safe as well as without creating […]

Most of the ranches of today can be traced back to the days of homesteading. Signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862, Western migration supported by supplying 160 acres of public property to settlers. In exchange, homesteaders were required to finish five years of constant residency, or pay $1.25 per acre after 6 […]

No matter who you are, it is very likely that an important element to a job would be getting compensated for the work that you are doing. While this is a common interest that almost all humans experience, there is often no system put in place in order to ensure that people are getting what […]

Memories of the Dustbowl

November 15th, 2013

All farmers are all very aware that their livelihoods are largely controlled by mother nature.  In fact there are some major problems in the US today with the hot and dry conditions we’ve had in 2012.  However any problems pale into insignificance compared with the period known as the ’Dust Bowl’. During the 1930s the […]

Spring Has Come

April 4th, 2013

So I recently saw leaves sprouting out on my apple tree in my back yard, at least a couple of weeks after the blooms opened up on my plum tree, so I am completely comfortable in my assessment of spring having officially arrived here in Colorado. Let’s not talk about the rain, ok? In the […]

The New Farm Bill

January 22nd, 2013

The new farm bill was largely absent from the entire discussion over the past couple of weeks, but it is pretty surprising that that happened to be the case in many areas, like Colorado in peculiar! I mean, even if you’re part of a gift baskets free shipping company relying on high quality products to […]

Sometimes farmers can feel a bit left out when it comes to TV and media.  Although there are some shows and programmes targeted at farmers, mostly these are pretty low quality and badly produced.  There are some wonderful resources for farmers from other countries and one of the most impressive comes from the United Kingdom. […]

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