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Colorado livestock producers urged to enroll in disaster assistance program

By Patti Finke Special to The SUN Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Leland Swenson is encouraging all Colorado livestock producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to contact…

Season extenders: Growing season isn’t over yet

Given that the frost-free dates with 50 percent probability are June 22 and Sept. 7, the average outdoor growing season in the Pagosa Springs area is a short 77 days.…

Deadline here for farmers to apply for conservation dollars

By Stephanie Carson Special to The SUN Time is quickly running out for some Colorado farmers who want to continue receiving federal assistance to improve soil, water, air and habitat…

Growing tomatoes in Colorado is rewarding, challenging

Nothing can beat the taste and juiciness of a home-grown tomato. And in spite of our short season, backyard growers can be successful. If you have a greenhouse of some…

Thank you for a great county fair

The tents are down, the animals are gone and 4-H projects have moved on to Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. The Archuleta County Fair is over for another year and…

Greenhouse Gardening Series features state, regional and local experts

By Roberta Tolan Special to The PREVIEW Gardening in Pagosa Country can be challenging at best. One of the ways to have a successful garden in spite of our short…

Identify, encourage beneficial insects in your garden

All year-round, but especially during the summer, it is important to recognize, work with and encourage beneficial insects. Beneficial insects are those that provide natural, or biological, control for insect…

4-H Livestock Auction

4-H Livestock Auction

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Funding available for organic certification

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that $11.5 million is available nationally in Farm Bill funding for organic certification cost-share assistance. The certification assistance is meant to help…

County fair offers fun for the whole herd

There is Fun for the Whole Herd at the Archuleta County Fair July 31-Aug. 3. It’s an event you don’t want to miss. It’s the time of year when we…