Colorado Agtech Hits Critical Mass

A third-generation Colorado farmer, Marc Arnusch grows barley and other grains on 2,200 acres in the Prospect Valley east of Keenesburg.  His son, Brett, joined Marc Arnusch Farms after he graduated from Colorado State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences in 2018. “We didn’t know if he’d come back to the farm or not,” Arnusch says.  […]

View From the cab: Farmers Race to plant 2022 crops

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) — Marc Arnusch jokes that he had to get the dictionary out to look up the definition of puddle last week. After a prolonged drought and punishing winds, rain finally settled the dust on his Colorado farm the week of May 8 — at least for the moment. It was a 1-inch […]

View From the Cab Western Farmer Tackles Wind, Water, and Weather Challenges

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) — The winds have been howling ominous warnings across Colorado’s Prospect Valley this spring. Marc Arnusch, who farms with his family near Keenesburg, has already destroyed some fields of drought-withered winter wheat and barley. Last week, gale-force winds toppled the tower that transmits global positioning information to the tech-savvy farm. Arnusch is […]

The fight over water rights in the High Plains

Commissioner Kate Greenberg, Colorado Department of Agriculture: “At the Colorado Department of Agriculture we are eyes wide open that we are dealing with, with a real climate crisis. And agriculture is among the first impacted.” Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg is well aware that this climate crisis has impacted farmers in the eastern part […]

Dry land distillers creates a true american whiskey

When someone mentions nostalgia, you’re instantly taken to a place, a feeling, a memory of a different time, and a longing for the past. The great thing about nostalgia is that we all have different nostalgic feelings. Maybe it is a Sunday morning coffee and conversation with your grandpa. Maybe it’s a summer baseball game […]

Rethink Fall N In Wheat Are We Overfeeding Wheat Fall Nitrogen Applications?

OCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) — With nitrogen supplies tight and costs skyrocketing, there’s never been a better year to take advantage of wheat’s minimal fertilizer needs in the fall. Take it from Marc Arnusch, a Colorado farmer who discovered he was overfeeding his wheat crop with nitrogen, in an effort to get the crop up and […]

From Field To Glass: Developing The Supply Chain For The Craft Beer And Spirits Industry

With margins as tight as they are in production agriculture, creating value-added opportunities is a must in order to keep the family farm in the family. At the 2020 American Farm Bureau convention, Colorado farmer March Arnusch shared his journey to re-invent his operation by tapping into the trending craft beer and spirits industry. Here’s […]

Planting For Protection: Wheat Stem Sawfly Management

We have watched their quick descent into Colorado over the years and now Wheat Stem Sawfly is active in most areas of the Central and Northern Hard Red Winter Wheat growing region. The damage done by infestations continues to be a problem for producers already facing tight margins. Stem breakage and lodging from feeding presents […]

Farmers Welcome Warmer Weather as Planting Races Ahead

5/21/2021 | 11:44 AM CDTPlanting has sped ahead on Arnusch Farms in northeast Colorado after a much-needed dose of rainfall eased drought conditions. After a cool start to the month, farmers have made rapid planting progress this May. (Photo courtesy of Marc Arnusch)ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) — May’s chilly start wasn’t welcomed by many this spring. […]

How Do You Win the National Yield Contest?

NOVEMBER 9, 2020 How Do You Win the National Wheat Yield Contest? Taking the top prize at the National Wheat Yield Contest (NWYC) is no easy feat. Growers face uncertain conditions at the beginning of the season. But, bringing in a record-setting yield comes with many rewards, and for a select few growers, they can […]