Innovative farming practices being developed by Uncompahgre Valley producers hold the promise of resource conservation and improved water quality.
Some of the work in this local soil health initiative attracted a U.S. senator here last week to meet with forward-looking producers and see an example of the projects that are being installed.
An organization that few people may know of, and that fewer people actually understand, has played a behind-the-scenes role bringing grant funding for numerous projects in Delta County and the surrounding region.
For example, the organization, Painted Sky Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D), played a key role in acquiring funding and providing management for the Hartland Dam reconstruction project.
On Tuesday, April 3, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet toured Tuxedo Corn Farm in Olathe to highlight a farmer-led agriculture sustainability project.
The Uncompahgre Valley Soil Health Project was created to address the threat of high production costs and diminished soil quality facing farmers.
Jared Chappell, Cedar-edge, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association®, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.
Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.
When finally open to recreational boaters, the stretch of Gunnison River past Hartland Diversion will still bear the upstream warning of "Extreme Danger."
Fears of potential liability have kept any of the agencies involved in the Hartland Diversion bypass project from authorizing removal of the riverside sign warning of danger ahead.