AGRICULTURE http://kvnf.org en Local Motion: Sustainability and the Future of Agriculture http://kvnf.org/post/local-motion-sustainability-and-future-agriculture <p>Cyn Holder speaks with author and&nbsp; professor, John Ikerd.&nbsp;&nbsp; Ikerd is a Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics at the University of Missouri, Columbia. &nbsp; He writes and speaks on issues related to sustainability with an emphasis on economics and agriculture.</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:34:28 +0000 Ali Lightfoot 22928 at http://kvnf.org Local Motion: Sustainability and the Future of Agriculture iSeeChange: Rodman's Bales of Cornstalks http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-rodmans-bales-cornstalks <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">About a month ago on thealmanac.org, Don posted a photo of a fellow with a big semi-load of bales – but they weren’t hay, they were cornstalks. The use of forage other than the traditional alfalfa and other grasses is becoming a necessity for some ranchers.&nbsp;</p><p>Drought has made it more common now, but Judd Rodman has been harvesting cornstalks for cattle feed as far back as 1990. Based south of Paonia, he employs five people who help him harvest, bale and deliver cornstalk all over the Western Slope.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 23:15:48 +0000 Marty Durlin 8734 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Rodman's Bales of Cornstalks Delta BOCC Hearing on Hen Houses, Round 2 http://kvnf.org/post/delta-bocc-hearing-hen-houses-round-2 <p>Yesterday afternoon, the Delta County Commissioners took additional evidence and testimony on two applications for laying hen operations in the county. One of them, Western Slope Layers, has been operating for a few months already on Powell Mesa. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious reports that the hearing was required after a district court sent the commissioners original approval of both applications back to the county for further review.</p><p><a data-mce-="" href="http://www.kvnf.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/ChickenHearing_9_4_12.mp3">ChickenHearing_9_4_12</a></p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 19:10:01 +0000 107 at http://kvnf.org Delta BOCC Hearing on Hen Houses, Round 2 iSeeChange: Backyard Bees http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-backyard-bees <p>As awareness about the critical role bees play in agriculture grows, so has interest in backyard bee keeping. For KVNF and the iSeeChange project, Julia Kumari Drapkin looks into questions that North Fork Valley beekeepers have about bee swarms this year.</p><p>You can see a video of Rita Clagett’s honeybees on the iSeeChange and the KVNF Facebook pages. Stay tuned for more iSeeChange animal stories later this month.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 18:26:26 +0000 Christy Eller 105 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Backyard Bees