Ag Markets & More

Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 5:45am and 7:45am
  • Hosted by Jeff Pope, Bob Bragg
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Ag Markets & More brings you a twice-weekly report on issues that affect agriculture and its role in shaping local, national, and global economies.

Road Trip Turns Into An Ag Tour

Aug 5, 2017
Marlene Florkowski

A recent road trip I made with a couple of my sisters involved a lot of driving, but when time allowed I got off the Interstates to drive along secondary highways.  I always enjoy seeing what is growing, assessing crop conditions, and occasionally getting a chance to talk to farmers and ranchers. 

Chicken Therapy

Jul 27, 2017
Photo courtesy of USDA NRCS

Hog Highrises

Jul 25, 2017
Agricultural Research Service U.S.D.A.

While U.S. hog producers are facing increasing competition in the world pork trade from the European Union and Canada, China has been a strong market for U. S.

ClickArt

Applying fertilizer to increase crop production is an approved practice in modern agricultural production.  However, a study, completed the University of Illinois in 2007, indicates that while crop yield are improved with the addition of nitrogen fertilizer, the down side is that soil organic matter is lost, rather enhanced by the fertilizer.  Revisiting this study ten years later is significant because of the renewed awareness that organic matter is important for giving soils the

Drought Contingency Plan Concerns

Jul 13, 2017
ClickArt

In southwest Colorado, we are always on the verge of a drought.  To help mitigate the effects of dry periods in the future, the the Dolores Project Drought Contingency Plan has been developed, and will be discussed at a public meeting on July 17, at 7 p.m. at the Dolores Water Conservancy District offices, in Cortez. 

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