National Agricultural Statistics Service
A fruit fight of sorts is taking place at the state Capitol as a very young lobbyist is urging the Legislature to name Palisade peaches as the state fruit. The debate has riled Colorado growers of other produce, including cantaloupe.
Federal agriculture officials are scaling back their forecast for winter wheat production in Colorado this year.
Dry conditions in southern Colorado are hampering winter wheat.
The number of Colorado farms and ranches appears to be slipping.