Colorado Department of Agriculture 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's Class Of Hemp Farmers Could Blossom http://www.kunc.org/post/colorados-class-hemp-farmers-could-blossom <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/now-appearing-hemp-first-time-decades">Colorado’s class of aspiring industrial hemp growers</a> could grow even further under new state rules that went into effect June 11, 2014. <a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/could-hemp-bring-agricultural-revolution">Hemp is grown for its seeds, fiber and oil</a> and has nearly undetectable amounts of THC, the intoxicating compound found in high concentrations in its more controversial cousin, marijuana.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:57:47 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 57724 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado's Class Of Hemp Farmers Could Blossom 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 Now Appearing: Hemp, For The First Time In Decades http://www.kunc.org/post/now-appearing-hemp-first-time-decades <p>A<a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/content/colorado-hemp-growers-begin-historic-planting-season#.U208cPldUrU"> handful of farmers</a> are set to plant the country’s first hemp crop in decades, despite federal regulations that tightly restrict the plant’s cultivation.</p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 15:07:59 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 56797 at http://www.kunc.org Now Appearing: Hemp, For The First Time In Decades Drought And Foreign Markets Keep Beef Prices High http://www.kunc.org/post/drought-and-foreign-markets-keep-beef-prices-high <p>California ranchers, despite near-record beef prices, are shrinking their cattle herds in response to one of the most severe droughts the state has ever faced, and many Colorado ranchers are taking advantage.</p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jackie Fortier 56724 at http://www.kunc.org Drought And Foreign Markets Keep Beef Prices High