Community Agriculture Alliance columns

This weekly column about agriculture issues is written by area farmers, ranchers and policymakers. It publishes on Fridays in the Steamboat Today.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Land Link program unites ag producers

Colorado Land Link is a program that matches farmers and ranchers seeking land opportunities with landowners who are open to transitioning their land. Ideal for absentee landowners, non-ag producing landowners or potential retirees, Land Link creates a process in which you can find someone to farm or ranch your land.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: 2017 snowpack off to impressive start

After a dismal start, the Yampa/White River Basin snowpack for Feb. 1 was listed at 128 percent of median, quite a contrast from the mid-December reading of 90 percent of median.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Wasting food wastes everything

Did you know an average family throws 40 percent of its food away, wasting approximately $1,500 every year? What if you could buy only what you need at the grocery store, save money and have less food waste?

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Routt County CattleWomen still going strong

The Routt County CattleWomen, one of the oldest continuously run organizations in Northwest Colorado, is still going strong.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Blueprint for future food production

The Colorado State University Food Systems Team, comprised of CSU Extension professionals and campus faculty, is traveling across the state this winter to gather information in an effort to create the Colorado Food Systems Blueprint, which will inform the state’s food-related work into the future.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Barns deserve credits

Barns have long captured the imagination of the American public. They are prominent icons on the landscape and reminders of the nation's agrarian roots and hardy pioneers.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: CAWA to hold water workshop in Steamboat Springs

By 2050, Colorado’s population will almost double to 10 million, bringing with it a water shortage of more than 500,000 acre feet per year.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Take an active role in water plan

Colorado Ag Water Alliance is hosting a series of meetings around the state to give agricultural producers the opportunity to take an active role in the implementation of the Water Plan.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Take active role in water plan

Colorado Ag Water Alliance is hosting a series of meetings around the state to give agricultural producers the opportunity to take an active role in the implementation of the Water Plan.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: CAA Market bridges gap between producer, consumer

At Community Agriculture Alliance, we continue to be grateful for all of our Yampavores. A Yampavore is a person whose diet consists of food locally grown in the Yampa Valley.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: A new year for Community Agriculture Alliance

Regardless of the weather or the economy or presidential elections, our family producers continue to grow commodities that keep our bellies full and our bodies warm.

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Community Agricultural Alliance: Season’s greetings from Yampatika

On behalf of our board of directors, staff and volunteers, season’s greetings from Yampatika as we begin this holiday weekend.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: The Christmas goose

When I think of a goose at Christmastime, the mental image is of a based and browned bird sitting on the dinner table, much like the Thanksgiving turkey.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: More than just a Christmas tree

Cutting down a Christmas tree is an act whose benefits can extend far beyond providing a house with a holiday twinkle.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: ATMs — A possible answer to Colorado’s water woes?

On Tuesday, people from across the state convened for the 2016 Colorado Ag Water Summit at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds near Denver.

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