Farm Bill http://www.kunc.org en Forget Knee-High, Colorado’s Hemp Crop Is Waist-High By The Fourth Of July http://www.kunc.org/post/forget-knee-high-colorado-s-hemp-crop-waist-high-fourth-july <p>An old saying among farmers is that you want your corn to be “<a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/whats-knee-high-july-colorado-corn">knee-high by the Fourth of July</a>.” That adage doesn’t necessarily apply to <a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/now-appearing-hemp-first-time-decades">Colorado’s newest cash crop</a>: industrial hemp. Unsurprisingly, considering the ubiquitous nickname given to hemp’s cousin marijuana, the plant grows like a weed.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 58510 at http://www.kunc.org Forget Knee-High, Colorado’s Hemp Crop Is Waist-High By The Fourth Of July Colorado Hemp Growers Begin Historic Planting Season http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-hemp-growers-begin-historic-planting-season <p>An historic planting of Colorado’s first state regulated industrial hemp crop is underway. More than 70 applications to grow the towering cousin of marijuana have come in to the Colorado Department of Agriculture.</p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:08:11 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 55988 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Hemp Growers Begin Historic Planting Season Four Things You Should Know About Our Food System http://www.kunc.org/post/four-things-you-should-know-about-our-food-system <p>Food doesn’t just come from a grocery store. Millions of farmers spend their lives producing the crops and raising the livestock that we eat and use.</p><p>So it makes sense: If you’re interested in what’s on your plate, you’re interested in what’s going on in the field.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld & Harvest Public Media 55156 at http://www.kunc.org Four Things You Should Know About Our Food System 'Hot' Oregon Blueberry Fight Prompts Farm Bill Changes http://www.kunc.org/post/hot-oregon-blueberry-fight-prompts-farm-bill-changes American consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about the working conditions of the people who pick, pack and harvest their food. And retailers are responding. Wal-Mart is now <a href="http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/01/walmart-press-release/">paying</a> Florida farm workers more for each pound of tomatoes picked. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:15:00 +0000 55157 at http://www.kunc.org 'Hot' Oregon Blueberry Fight Prompts Farm Bill Changes States' Rebellion Against Food Stamp Cuts Grows http://www.kunc.org/post/states-rebellion-against-food-stamp-cuts-grows When Congress passed a farm bill earlier this year, it expected to save $8.6 billion over 10 years by tightening what many say is a loophole in the food stamp, or SNAP, program. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:10:00 +0000 Pam Fessler 54657 at http://www.kunc.org States' Rebellion Against Food Stamp Cuts Grows