Agriculture officials say Colorado’s winter wheat crop is improving. For the first time this spring, about two-thirds of the winter wheat crop is rated in fair to good condition, according to the latest Colorado Crop Progress report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Cary Wickstrom’s farm sits west of Fort Morgan, Colorado. Farmers like Wickstrom saw a 2.9 percent sales tax passed by the state legislature in 2010 on agricultural pesticides and herbicides. Starting July 1, it will be repealed.
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For much of our Government and You series, we’ve discussed the potential impact of budget cuts as state lawmakers worked to fill a projected half-billion dollar shortfall. Now that the legislative session is over, and a budget bill signed, we examine what happens when a tax is repealed. HB 1005 will be signed into law next week. It would eliminate a 2.9 percent sales tax on agricultural pesticides and other products.