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Ute Farm & Ranch Wins $92,000 USDA Grant

The bright green alfalfa fields appear like a surreal oasis tucked into the rolling hills of desert shrubbery that extend south as far as the eye can see.

05/18/2013

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Idaho Spud Giant Bets On Biotech Potatoes

A dozen years after a customer revolt forced Monsanto to ditch its genetically engineered potato, an Idaho company aims to resurrect high-tech spuds.

05/14/2013

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Feed Your Family For Less

Those trips to the grocery store aren’t getting any cheaper and those higher prices mean it’s tougher for families to buy healthier foods.

05/02/2013

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USDA OKs Drought Aid For Countries Around The West

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved new designations allowing farmers and ranchers around the West, including nine Colorado counties, to seek federal aid to get through the drought.

04/10/2013

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NuVal Food Score System Comes Under Question

Food scores are designed to help people make healthy choices, but now the way food is scored is coming under question.

03/16/2013

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Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government Giveaway

Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.

09/27/2012

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Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.

09/26/2012

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‘Foodies’ Sample Healthy New Options For Schools At Convention

Thousands of foodies from across the country are in Denver this week. They’re crowding the Colorado Convention Center sampling healthy new options to decide what to serve in their school cafeterias.

07/17/2012

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Feds Consider Regional Challenges In Fire Planning

Federal officials on Thursday released the latest iteration of their national wildfire management strategy as they deal with limited resources and an active fire season.

06/08/2012

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BPI Laying Off 86 After ‘Pink Slime’ Controversy

The maker of the beef product dubbed “pink slime” by critics said Monday it was laying off 86 employees from its corporate office in South Dakota, citing what it calls a misinformation campaign about a product that food-industry experts agree is safe.

05/14/2012

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