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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

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Uncertainty Dominates New Hemp Market

Marijuana’s square cousin, industrial hemp, has come out of the black market and is now legal for farmers to cultivate, opening up a new lucrative market. That was the idea, anyway.

06/07/2014

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Obama Administration Presses On Firefighting Funds

As California recovers from a spate of wildfires and other fire-prone states brace for another hot, dry summer, the Obama administration is pushing Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight the destructive blazes.

05/20/2014

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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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Sen. Bennet Has More Confidence About Passing Of Farm Bill

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are trying to trim the budget, and that means millions of Americans will be trimming theirs. If there’s no compromise on the Farm Bill, Americans could end up paying much more at the supermarket.

10/30/2013

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Bennet Tapped For Farm Bill Negotiations

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet is one of 12 senators who have been tapped for negotiating the thorny Farm Bill.

08/02/2013

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Mill Owners Want Better Logging Contracts From Forest Service

Many in the timber industry are saying enough isn’t being done to clean up beetle kill trees. Some Coloradans are turning the dead tree problem into profit, but they say they need more help.

07/03/2013

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Dairy Prices Could Skyrocket If Farm Bill Isn’t Passed By Jan. 1

The focus on the fiscal cliff deadlock has lawmakers apparently ignoring a critical farm bill, and that means there will be a big jump in dairy prices — a so called “milk cliff.”

12/28/2012

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Colorado Lawmakers Want Farm Bill Passed

Six members of the Colorado congressional delegation are calling on leaders of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees to pass a farm bill this year.

03/06/2012