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Colorado Angles To Expand Hemp Industry

Colorado is just starting its experiment with industrial hemp production. But interest in the new crop is so strong that the state is moving to expand the number and size of farms that can grow marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin.

04/18/2014

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Feds Letting Hemp Go Legit, Some Wonder If Pot Is Far Behind

The federal government is ready to let farmers grow cannabis — at least the kind that can’t get people high.

01/28/2014

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Hickenlooper, Other Governors Prepared To Do More To Fight Wildfires

Governors from several Western states told federal officials on Thursday they are prepared to take on more responsibility for fighting wildfires.

12/12/2013

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Colorado Farmers Holding Back On Corn Plantings

Farmers around the country collectively intend to plant more corn this year, but growers in dry Colorado are holding back.

03/29/2013

First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.

09/26/2012

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Lunch Workers Study How To Get Kids To Eat Healthy

There will be more whole grains on school lunch menus this year, along with a wider selection of fruits and vegetables and other healthy options. The challenge is getting children to eat them.

08/20/2012

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The Price Of Gold Varies But The Weight Should Not

Buying and selling gold is big business. CBS4 Consumer Investigator Jodi Brooks looks into the fluctuating price of gold and what should be the great equalizer.

11/11/2011

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Ag Department Warns Of Cattle Venereal Disease

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is warning cattle owners after several cases of a bovine venereal disease were reported.

10/21/2011

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Rural Wireless Provider Files For Bankruptcy

A rural wireless provider filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection owes the federal government $73.5 million for a loan meant to bring utilities to rural areas.

10/09/2011

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Colorado Senators Go To Bat For Potatoes

Colorado Sen. Mark Udall is concerned that proposed new standards for school lunches could hurt Colorado’s potato farmers, a newspaper reported Monday.

09/19/2011

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