WOTUS rears its ugly head, again

So two weeks ago the president told us that the greatest threat to the United States is systemic racism. Last week he told the Europeans that the greatest threat to the U.S. is climate change. That brings about another topic that is not popular with the agricultural producers. Remember WOTUS or the Waters of the […]

2 issues trying my patience

I want to address a couple of issues in this week’s editor’s note. The first issue concerns a sentence in President Biden’s address to the joint session of congress. “Look, but think about it: There is simply no reason why the blades for wind turbines can’t be built in Pittsburgh instead of Beijing. No reason. […]

Wolves and 30×30 news

While Colorado is preparing to reintroduce wolves into the state, even though there are already wolves in the state according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Idaho legislature has approved legislation to allow the state to hire private contractors to kill 90 percent of its wolf population. That would reduce the wolf population from about […]

30×30 plan cannot be ignored

Race riots, mass shootings, sex trafficking, overcrowding at the southern border, homelessness, hunger, a deadly pandemic, children not being educated in many states, drought conditions in most of the western half of the U.S., not to mention serious tensions between the U.S. and several countries, including Russia and China. But what is the federal government […]

USDA celebrates 5 million acres enrolled in conservation easements

WASHINGTON —The U.S. Department of Agriculture and private landowners have partnered to protect more than 5 million acres of wetlands, grasslands, and prime farmland — an area the size of New Jersey. Since October, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has enrolled 110,000 acres in new conservation easements, bringing USDA to this important conservation milestone. “USDA […]

Fighting for agriculture

While the Colorado legislature is conjuring up ways to kill the livestock industry and the first gentleman is pleading for people to provide property for displaced prairie dogs, college students in Boulder rioted, overturned vehicles and created a dangerous situation, and a man killed 10 people at a King Soopers store in Boulder. I think […]

Let’s MeatIn Colorado

It’s time for Colorado meat producers to throw down the gauntlet. For some reason that defies logic, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has declared March 20 a meat-free holiday. “Removing animal products from our diets reduces the risk of various ailments, including heart disease, high-blood pressure, stroke, various cancers, and diabetes and a plant-based diet helps […]