Farming

A field of legal cannabis plants selected for their low content of THC grows in France in 2014. Cannabis is the source of hemp, which is used in a variety of applications including insulation, textiles, rope and paper. France is the second largest producer of industrial hemp in the world after China.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Hemp Expo Held In Loveland As Pot Rules Are Changing

Once banned because it is a close cousin to marijuana, hemp is coming back in Colorado and now has its own convention, attracting international interest as a new crop for farmers struggling to find new crops to stay afloat.

04/04/2015

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Test Aims To Boost Farm Efficiency, Free Up Water For Cities

A Colorado water broker and a university researcher are testing underground crop irrigation, hoping it can make farms more efficient and reduce competition between cities and agriculture for the state’s scarce water.

03/04/2015

An irrigation canal in Weld County (credit: CBS)

Weld County Farmers Recovering From Floods Making Good Progress

There’s been some relief for Weld County farmers still suffering from the effects of last fall’s flooding.

09/10/2014

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Irrigation Repairs Needed Before Spring Runoff

This week marks the six month anniversary since the floods devastated Colorado, and while the state has seen recovery there is still a lot to do.

03/10/2014

River flooding along the South Plate River in September 2013. (credit: CBS)

Farmers Affected By Historic Flooding Have Hard Time Finding Aid

Farmer Amanda Scott owns 63rd Street Farm in Boulder. September’s floods wiped out the vegetables and crops that would have fed nearly 400 people.

02/20/2014

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Northern Colorado Farm Flood Relief Coalition Tallying Funds Available

Colorado farmers affected by devastating floods in September are facing a long road to recovery.

11/02/2013

Flood-damaged fields of corn in Weld County (credit: CBS)

Farmers Lose Homes, Livelihood In Flooding

It didn’t take long for the flood waters to move across fields in northeastern Colorado but the effects will be long lasting.

09/19/2013

Bill Haserbush shows CBS4's Tom Mustin damage on his farm. (credit: CBS)

Longmont Farmer Who Battled Drought Now Dealing With Flooding

Until last week, drought had been Longmont farmer Bill Haserbush’s biggest concern.

09/17/2013

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Decision Time For Colorado Farmers As Drought Looms

Brown stalks of corn sliced off a few inches above the ground stretch across a field at Ackerman Farms north of Fort Collins, where Eldon Ackerman’s family has farmed since 1928.

03/23/2013

Lynn Fagerberg of Fagerberg Farms talks with CBS4's Ty Brennan (credit: CBS)

Recent Moisture A Godsend For Farmers, But Is It Enough?

Farming is big business in Colorado and spring planting is just around the corner. After a dry winter recent moisture has been a godsend, but farmers are still worried about this year’s water supply.

03/12/2013

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