U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

1:07pm

Thu September 29, 2011
Biofuel grants

Colorado Companies Share in Aviation Biofuel Grants

U.S. Forest Service

Two Colorado companies are being awarded part of a larger federal grant to develop biofuels from trees.

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5:26pm

Mon September 19, 2011
Business

USDA Grant Helps Rural Business Boost Renewable Production

Four Colorado businesses – including one in Windsor – are among the recipients of $27-milllion in USDA funding to implement renewable energy and efficiency measures into their operations.

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2:12pm

Tue August 16, 2011
Education

CSU Pays $23,000 for Animal Research Violations

Colorado State University

The Colorado State University-Fort Collins campus has paid more than $23,000 in fines to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for violating parts of the Animal Welfare Act, a federal law that regulates the treatment of animals in research.

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12:36pm

Tue August 16, 2011
Farming & Business

Farmers Markets Grow Nationally, in Colorado

A scene from the Greeley farmers market
greeleygov . com

New figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that farmers markets are becoming more common across the country – and Colorado is among the top five states seeing growth over the past year. 

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6:00am

Wed August 10, 2011
Agriculture

Cattle Branding at Issue in New USDA Rule

Under a new proposed USDA rule to be published tomorrow, ear tags would be the primary form of identification for cattle transported across state lines.
Grace Hood

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will publish a proposed rule later this week that would remove hot-iron cattle branding from the list of official livestock identification methods available to cattle producers. And that doesn’t sit well with some Colorado ranchers moving livestock across state lines.

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