Lafayette 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 Industrial Hemp Could Take Root, If Legal Seeds Weren't So Scarce http://www.kunc.org/post/industrial-hemp-could-take-root-if-legal-seeds-werent-so-scarce The most recent farm bill is allowing a handful of farmers across the country to put hemp, the nonpsychoactive cousin of marijuana, in the ground.<p>The bill allows small-scale experimentation with the plant. But despite the new law, many farmers say they're getting mixed messages from the federal government.<p>Jim Denny is one of more than 100 growers given the nod by the Colorado Department of Agriculture to start planting hemp seeds. On his farm in Brighton, Colo., just outside Denver, Denny is prepping for planting season. Wed, 28 May 2014 11:16:00 +0000 Luke Runyon 57077 at http://www.kunc.org Industrial Hemp Could Take Root, If Legal Seeds Weren't So Scarce Proposed Anti-Fracking Ballot Measure Causes Ripples, Raises Legal Questions http://www.kunc.org/post/proposed-anti-fracking-ballot-measure-causes-ripples-raises-legal-questions <p>Plans recently announced by Local Control Colorado to put a statewide issue on the November ballot is soliciting strong responses across the state.</p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:34:16 +0000 Grace Hood 54289 at http://www.kunc.org Proposed Anti-Fracking Ballot Measure Causes Ripples, Raises Legal Questions Historic Greeley Ruling Looms Large Over Colorado Fracking Challenges http://www.kunc.org/post/historic-greeley-ruling-looms-large-over-colorado-fracking-challenges <p>Local Control Colorado wants to place a <a href="http://kunc.org/post/group-calls-local-control-over-fracking-statewide-ballot">statewide initiative on the ballot</a> aimed at giving communities more tools to legally limit the practice of hydraulic fracturing. Their initiative seeks to revise Colorado oil and gas law that state and industry leaders confidently say is on their side.</p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Grace Hood 54246 at http://www.kunc.org Historic Greeley Ruling Looms Large Over Colorado Fracking Challenges Group Calls For Local Control Over Fracking On Statewide Ballot http://www.kunc.org/post/group-calls-local-control-over-fracking-statewide-ballot <p>A coalition of groups called <a href="http://localcontrolcolorado.org/">Local Control Colorado</a> is announcing plans to submit a statewide ballot issue aimed at giving communities more control over the practice of hydraulic fracturing.</p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Grace Hood 54245 at http://www.kunc.org Group Calls For Local Control Over Fracking On Statewide Ballot