U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) http://www.kunc.org en Colorado Had A Great Snowpack Year, In Some Cases Really Great http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-had-great-snowpack-year-some-cases-really-great <p>Skiing across Colorado’s high country was exceptional in 2014, with some resorts reporting more than 300 inches of snow. All that snow translated to an above-average snowpack.</p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:09:43 +0000 Nathan Heffel 58117 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Had A Great Snowpack Year, In Some Cases Really Great Agritourism A Growing Opportunity On The Farm http://www.kunc.org/post/agritourism-growing-opportunity-farm <p>Farms aren't just for food any more. With the <a href="http://www.kunc.org/term/series-local-food-challenge">local food movement growing</a>, more savvy farmers are putting a price tag on more than those organic tomatoes. They are instead marketing and selling the “farm experience” in the form of agritourism attractions.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:39:53 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 57830 at http://www.kunc.org Agritourism A Growing Opportunity On The Farm Canada Jonesing For Piece Of American (Hemp) Pie http://www.kunc.org/post/canada-jonesing-piece-american-hemp-pie <p>The U.S. market for foods and beauty products that contain <a href="http://www.agmrc.org/commodities__products/fiber/industrial-hemp-profile/">hemp is growing</a>, but American manufacturers that use hemp have their hands tied. The crop is still illegal to cultivate, according to federal laws, which means the current American hemp industry, <a href="http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL32725.pdf">estimated at $500 million per year</a>, runs on foreign hemp.</p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 56801 at http://www.kunc.org Canada Jonesing For Piece Of American (Hemp) Pie Could Hemp Bring An 'Agricultural Revolution?' http://www.kunc.org/post/could-hemp-bring-agricultural-revolution <p>The <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/years-making-new-farm-bill-becomes-law">farm bill passed earlier</a> in 2014 is big news for advocates of hemp. The legislation differentiates industrial hemp from its cousin, marijuana, and paves the way for research across the country on the plant.</p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 56705 at http://www.kunc.org Could Hemp Bring An 'Agricultural Revolution?' Brazil Beef Imports Too Risky, Ranchers Worry http://www.kunc.org/post/brazil-beef-imports-too-risky-ranchers-worry <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to <a href="http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2009-0017-0010">greenlight a proposal</a> that would allow imports of fresh beef from certain sections of Brazil, despite the South American country’s history of outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease, a highly contagious pathogen that cripples cattle.</p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 56169 at http://www.kunc.org Brazil Beef Imports Too Risky, Ranchers Worry