farming

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The Cortez Farmers Market starts its 44th season on Saturday, June 3rd at 7:30am in the parking lot of the Montezuma County Courthouse. Market Manager Theresa Titone stopped by the studios to talk with KSJD's Austin Cope about the market's history and what to expect this year.

Lynn Betts / NRCS

We usually associate organic production with environmental stewardship and sustainability, but good farming practices trump organic certification when it comes to controlling weeds.  Whether farming conventionally or organically, the time to put the whoa on weeds is when you first see them.  Azure Farms, Moro, Oregon, must have missed this concept in their farm plan.

Montezuma Land Conservancy

In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Jay Loschert, Outreach and Education Coordinator for the Montezuma Land Conservancy, about "Fozzie's Farm", an 83-acre working farm that will be a showcase for agricultural research and education.

U.S.D.A. Economic Research Service

As companies that supply crop inputs to farmers continue to consolidate, some farmers are becoming concerned that input costs will rise, because there is less competition for their business.  Concentration in the seed industry is an example of this trend.

Montezuma School To Farm Project

In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Sarah Syverson and Christine Foote from the Montezuma School To Farm Project about rebounding from their dire financial situation at the end of 2016 and how the project will continue to serve local students and the community moving into the future.

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