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  1. Apr 2024
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  4. May 2023
    1. Kalifornien Nevada und Arizona haben sich mit der amerikanischen Bundesregierung auf ein Abkommen geeinigt, dass die Wasserversorgung durch den Colorado River bis 2026 regelt. Die Staaten verzichten auf die Bewirtschaftung erheblicher landwirtschaftlicher Flechten, erhalten dafür von der Regierung aber Kompensationen. Für die Zukunft wird wegen der zunehmenden Trockenheit mit schwierigeren Verhandlungen gerechnet. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/22/climate/colorado-river-deal.html

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  11. Nov 2017
    1. In order to assess and document the level of compliance, completion of this information by an authorized representative of the supplier organization will provide the University of Colorado Procurement Service Center, and the campus affiliates it serves, with knowledge regarding the level of compliance and satisfaction of this policy and related standards with respect to the offered products and services.
  12. Apr 2016
    1. And yet, in the past five years, the 15 acres of open space have seen plenty of activity. In that time, more than half a dozen farmers have put their hands to a plow in an ill-fated attempt at organic farming. Only one of them is still standing. The same fate of those failed farmers has been repeated all across the county under an agricultural program meant to encourage and support organic farming by providing nearly $1 million in capital expenditures, temporary lease rate reductions, organic certification assistance, weed maintenance and farmer education courses.
    2. According to surveys from the United States Department of Agriculture, organic acreage declined nationally by 10.8 percent from 2008 (4.1 million acres) to 2014 (3.7 million acres). Colorado saw larger declines of 34 percent during that same time, from 153,981 acres in 2008 to 115,116 acres in 2014. A number of reasons have been cited by different experts and farmers, including the recession and a change in USDA methodology that counts fewer growers as organic since many small operations do not pursue certification. The most commonly cited reason is cost: The resource-intense nature of production eats away at profit margins and makes organic less attractive during a time of high conventional profits. "The incentive to grow organically wasn't enough as conventional grown commodities were priced at very profitable levels" during that time, said Bill Meyer, director of the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service mountain region.