Colorado State University's Delta Extension Office is now offering "Weeds of the West," a 628-page guide to every weed you may ever encounter in the western United States! A full-color photograph, as well as detailed descriptions of each species, is included to aid in identification of what's growing in your garden or pasture.
The Delta Extension Office has just printed 50 final copies of "When the Grass Stood Stirrup High," an historical and photographic review of our local landscapes and how they have changed since settlement of the area began.
This book is highlighted by 75 photographic comparisons of local landscapes, including historic photos of the beginnings of the City of Delta and the Town of Hotchkiss, as well as rare historic images of our natural landscapes culled from private collections, archives and libraries.
Monsanto's search for America's Farmers Mom of the Year is back for a fourth year to acknowledge the contributions of more than a million female farm operators in the United States.
Anyone can nominate his or her favorite farm mom by visiting AmericasFarmers.com before April 23 and submitting a brief essay explaining how she contributes to her family, farm, community and agriculture.
The default way for Colorado cities to increase their water supplies is to "buy and dry," buying agricultural water rights and permanently transferring them to urban use. According to Jacob Bornstein, a program manager for the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB), who spoke Feb. 25 at a water seminar at Colorado Mesa University, continuing along this path could lead to the drying up of up to 40 percent of irrigated agriculture in the South Platte River Basin by 2050, an outcome state leaders are eager to avoid.