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.
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.
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.
The federal government is ready to let farmers grow cannabis — at least the kind that can’t get people high.
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.
Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet is one of 12 senators who have been tapped for negotiating the thorny Farm Bill.
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.
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.”
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.