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May 2, 2019

 

A Growing Movement Wants To Loosen Laws Around Psilocybin Mushrooms

Will Colorado be the first to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms?

December 19, 2018

 

The Bitter Boom-And-Bust Tale Of Colorado’s Bet On Local Beer Hops

Even with the backing of state-based beer giant Coors, small farmers just couldn't compete with the Pacific Northwest. And with more people choosing wine and spirits, some craft brewers are closing.

November 30, 2018

 

Farmers Are Seeking More Temporary H-2A Workers, And Keeping Them Longer

Across the country, farmers have voiced concerns over what they say is a growing labor shortage.

August 3, 2018

 

When Independent Farmers Join Forces

Farmers are known for being independent, but some growers in Southwestern Colorado are learning the benefits of working together.

April 20, 2018

 

Hemp Farmers Show Excitement And Concern Over Possible Federal Legalization

Hemp could make a comeback as congress considers legalizing the crop nationally

October 4, 2017

 

It Takes A Village – And A Lot Of Money – To Save An Aquifer

Colorado Farmers Tax Themselves In An Effort To Save Their Water Supply.

September 5, 2017

 

With Whole Foods Merger, Amazon Reimagines The Food System

Amazon delivers Whole Foods to your doorstep, as merger progresses.

August 14, 2017

 

Federal Panel Sides With Muslim Meatpacking Workers

The federal commission found a Colorado meatpacking plant violated the rights of its Muslim workers during a dispute over prayer breaks.

March 15, 2017

 

Forgotten Piece Of African-American History On Great Plains

Starting in 1910, Dearfield began attracting hundreds of black homesteaders. They came to the town for opportunity.

February 21, 2017

 

Immigrant Communities Diversify Face Of Rural Colorado City

For the students at Fort Morgan High School, refugee resettlement and the lagging rural economy aren’t abstract political ideas. They’re living it.

December 9, 2016

 

Colorado-Based Meat Industry Giant JBS To Go Public

JBS is a giant in the meatpacking industry, churning out beef, pork, chicken, lamb and leather in factories across the country and around the world.

December 2, 2016

 

Colorado County Board Votes To Ban GMO Crops On Public Land

The vote puts in place a transition plan to remove GMO corn and sugar beets from public land within the next 5 years.

November 22, 2016

 

Can Western Identity Be Wrapped Up In Rocky Mountain Oyster?

There’s a rich tapestry of Western lore built around Rocky Mountain oysters thanks to the food’s cowboy provenance.

August 16, 2016

 

Buy And Dry: Farmers Sell Water Rights To Thirsty Cities

Increasingly, water in Colorado is more valuable coming out of lawn sprinklers and bathroom faucets than growing sugar beets.

July 21, 2016

 

The Insect Factory That Breeds Better Bugs

Colorado's "Insectary" is developing insects that will combat pests, without the aid of chemicals.

July 19, 2016

 

Beaks On Fleek: Meet This Town’s ‘Prettiest Chickens’

We take you inside a "silly animal contest" in Colorado, where chicken owners hope their bird is crowned Prettiest Chicken.

November 16, 2015

 

There Are Jobs In Ag, Just Not Enough New Grads To Fill ‘Em

Part of the problem in filling these jobs is location. Many recent college grads look to major cities for their first jobs, not the rural Midwest.

October 27, 2015

 

Alpaca Bubble Burst, Backyard Farmers Pick Up The Pieces

It’s just one more chapter in a long line of agricultural speculative bubbles, from emus to chinchillas to Berkshire hogs to Dutch tulips.

September 23, 2015

 

What’s Organic? In Marijuana Industry, It’s A Hard Question

There’s no such thing as a government-sanctioned certification for organic marijuana in large part, because growing or using marijuana is still a federal crime.

January 26, 2015

 

Vague Laws Can Stand In The Way Of Unlocking Hemp’s Benefits

Scientists studying industrial hemp say it holds a tremendous amount of promise. But to unlock its potential there’s very basic scientific research to be done.

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