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Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Sally Jewell To Visit Colorado Wildlife Refuge

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is visiting Colorado to make an announcement about youth jobs on federal public lands.

05/22/2014

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Greeley Meat-Packer Pledges Steps On Cruelty

Greeley’s JBS USA meat-packing plant has promised to take steps to prevent animal cruelty after a worker struggled to kill an injured cow.

03/26/2014

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Colorado Meat Company Recalls 90,000 Pounds Of Meat

A Windsor meat company has recalled some 90,000 pounds of various meat and poultry products that were produced under unsanitary conditions.

12/10/2013

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CSU-Led Group Gets Grant For Biofuel Study

A consortium led by Colorado State University has been awarded a $10 million grant to study obstacles to using insect-killed trees in biofuel production.

11/06/2013

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Legal Or Not, Industrial Hemp Harvested In Colorado

Southeast Colorado farmer Ryan Loflin tried an illegal crop this year. He didn’t hide it from neighbors, and he never feared law enforcement would come asking about it.

10/12/2013

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Ute Farm & Ranch Wins $92,000 USDA Grant

The bright green alfalfa fields appear like a surreal oasis tucked into the rolling hills of desert shrubbery that extend south as far as the eye can see.

05/18/2013

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Unusually Cool, Wet April Helps Colorado Snowpack

Colorado’s snowpack is getting closer to normal after an unseasonably cool and wet April.

05/06/2013

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USDA OKs Drought Aid For Countries Around The West

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved new designations allowing farmers and ranchers around the West, including nine Colorado counties, to seek federal aid to get through the drought.

04/10/2013

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Boulder County Ranchers Feel Pinch Of Hay Prices

Three years ago, Boulder County rancher Bill Berg was yielding about 1,000 bales of hay from his fields. Last year, Berg was lucky to pull 450 bales from his land – 9 acres of which had turned into a “dust bowl.”

02/09/2013

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Better News From Winter’s First Snowpack Survey

Scientists say recent winter storms could be a sign of a bounce back after a dry start to the season.

12/31/2012

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