Weekly Links 9-30
Hay The Latest Target For Thieves As Prices Skyrocket
If the drought wasn’t enough for farmers and ranchers to struggle with, now they are facing a growing threat. Thieves are targeting pastures and barns for suddenly valuable hay bales.
Senators from Maine and Colorado lead fight to retain potatoes’ place in school lunches
Sen. Susan Collins, who hails from Maine’s potato country and picked potatoes as a girl, is working to restore some respect for the humble spud, which is on the verge of being virtually banished from the nation’s school lunch programs.
Interior to Consider Endangered Species Listings for 374 Aquatic Species
New York Times
The Interior Department this morning said it will conduct reviews to determine whether 374 water-dependent species in the Southeast deserve protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Proposed Boulder Valley comprehensive plan would emphasize agriculture
Boulder Daily Camera
Boulder County commissioners will consider adopting an update to the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan on Thursday, which includes a new section that specifically encourages local food production and sustainable agriculture.