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Farm Bank Commits $10 Billion In Loans For Rural Projects

A bank that serves farmers and agribusiness is making $10 billion in capital available to spur private investment in rural America.

07/25/2014

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Hemp Seeds Bound For Colorado Seized At US-Canada Border

Hundreds of pounds of industrial hemp seeds bound from Canada to Colorado have been seized by federal authorities in North Dakota, marking the latest bump along the road to legalization of marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin.

06/19/2014

A C-130 making a drop at the West Fork Complex Fire on Monday (credit: CBS)

Obama Pitches Wildfire Plan To Western Governors In Colorado Springs

President Barack Obama on Monday encouraged a group of governors to support a plan to pay for wildfire suppression, and the proposal got a positive reception from the 10 leaders gathered for an annual summit.

06/09/2014

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Hemp Regulation Advances In Colorado

Colorado farmers who want to grow newly legal industrial hemp are closer to being allowed to do it. A state Senate vote Friday puts a hemp regulation measure halfway to the governor’s desk.

04/19/2013

Scott Tipton Returns To Legislature For Visit

Republican Rep. Scott Tipton is back in the Colorado Capitol — only this time he’ll be visiting as a U.S. congressman, not a state representative.

02/02/2011