Farming http://kunc.org en Water Board Sets Allotment For Northern Colorado Farmers, Cities http://kunc.org/post/water-board-sets-allotment-northern-colorado-farmers-cities <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Northern Colorado farmers and municipalities will see a bump from last fall in how much supplemental water they receive from the Colorado-Big Thompson Project, which pulls Western Slope water to the Front Range.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:20:41 +0000 Luke Runyon 55381 at http://kunc.org Water Board Sets Allotment For Northern Colorado Farmers, Cities Vertical Farming: Towering Vision, Uncertain Future http://kunc.org/post/vertical-farming-towering-vision-uncertain-future <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Farmers are making inroads supplying local food to hungry city foodies, but many producers are trying to grow more food&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">in&nbsp;</em>urban centers. City real estate is at a premium, so some producers are finding more space by using what’s called “vertical farming,” and going up rather than spreading out.</p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Peter Gray & Harvest Public Media 55260 at http://kunc.org Vertical Farming: Towering Vision, Uncertain Future Drones: Coming Soon To A Farm Near You? http://kunc.org/post/drones-coming-soon-farm-near-you <p>Unmanned aerial vehicles aren’t just for spies or for the battlefield. Farmers all over the country think drones can give them a leg up, too.</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Peter Gray & Harvest Public Media 54835 at http://kunc.org Drones: Coming Soon To A Farm Near You? Farmers Bid Farewell To Big Expense Tax Write-Offs http://kunc.org/post/farmers-bid-farewell-big-expense-tax-write-offs <p>It could be yet another sign that the good times are over.</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 54361 at http://kunc.org Farmers Bid Farewell To Big Expense Tax Write-Offs As American Farmer Gets Grayer, Young People Forced To Wait http://kunc.org/post/american-farmer-gets-grayer-young-people-forced-wait <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/retirement-not-farm-farmers-working-later">average age of American farmers has been climbing for decades</a>, and many say rural towns are at-risk without new blood. There are enough people who want to farm, but there’s trouble connecting beginning farmers and the communities that need them.</p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Grant Gerlock & Harvest Public Media 54194 at http://kunc.org As American Farmer Gets Grayer, Young People Forced To Wait