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CBS4's Lauren DiSpirito talks with farmer Kirk Eppelsheimer about hemp farming (credit: CBS)

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.

9 hours ago

Fourth-grader Nick Babiak talks with CBS4's Suzanne McCarroll about Palisade peaches (credit: CBS)

4th Grader Finds Opposition As He Tries To Get The Peach As State Fruit

A fruit fight of sorts is taking place at the state Capitol as a very young lobbyist is urging the Legislature to name Palisade peaches as the state fruit. The debate has riled Colorado growers of other produce, including cantaloupe.

04/16/2014

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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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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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CDC: 4 In Colorado Sick From Salmonella In Chicken

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says four people in Colorado have gotten sick from salmonella in chicken.

10/08/2013

Ash borer (credit: pest.ca.uky.edu)

New Invasive Beetle Could Wipe Out 1/5th Of Metro Area Trees

Agriculture officials say an invasive insect responsible for the death of tens of millions of ash trees in almost two dozen states has been detected for the first time in Colorado.

09/29/2013

Ash borer (credit: pest.ca.uky.edu)

Invasive Emerald Ash Borer Found In Colorado

Agriculture officials say an invasive insect responsible for the death of tens of millions of ash trees in almost two dozen states has been detected for the first time in Colorado.

09/28/2013

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Cabinet Members, Udall Promote Wildfire Prevention

A public-private partnership aimed at thinning out vegetation that could fuel catastrophic wildfires that threaten water supplies and hydroelectric facilities was announced on Friday by federal officials.

07/19/2013

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School Snacks Turn Healthy, DPS Ahead Of Federal Rules

Denver Public Schools said they’re ahead of the curve when it comes to offering healthy snacks in schools. New federal rules mandate that unhealthy snacks like candy bars, soda and potato chips be replaced with healthier options.

06/27/2013

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Heading Into Summer, Colorado Already Parched

Though April brought more than 20 inches of snow to Colorado’s Front Range, Southwest Colorado has seen little of that spring moisture.

05/25/2013

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