Luke Runyon

AgriBusiness Reporter

I'm a reporter with Harvest Public Media based at KUNC, covering the wide range of agricultural stories in Colorado.

I came to KUNC in March 2013, after spending about two years as a reporter with Aspen Public Radio in Aspen, Colorado.

During my time in Aspen, I was recognized by the Colorado Broadcasters Association and Public Radio News Directors, Inc. for my reporting and production work. My reports have been featured on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.

I'm the product of two farm families in central Illinois, which is where I spent most of my formative years. Before moving to Colorado I spent a year covering local and state government for Illinois Public Radio and WUIS in the state's capital. I have a Master's degree in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois Springfield, the same place where I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.

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2:48pm

Thu January 16, 2014
Environment

This Winter’s Snowpack A Story Of 'Haves And Have-Nots'

2014 hasn't brought much snow for the western half of the U.S. so far. Only small pockets are showing above average snow pack currently. Northern Colorado is one of them.
Credit PRISM Climate Group / Oregon State University

In the West, some states are enjoying their best snowpack in years. And early too. In others, the new year has only brought more dry weather. That’ll mean significant water problems later in the year.

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1:10pm

Wed January 15, 2014
Agriculture

Global Bumper Wheat Crop Brings Lower Prices For Colorado Farmers

Countries like Russia, Australia and Canada are producing more wheat, leading to a global overabundance of the crop and subsequent lower prices.
Credit jayneadd / Flickr/Creative Commons

4:32pm

Thu January 9, 2014
Business

Colorado Sweetens Deal For Flour Milling Conglomerate

If approved, Ardent Mills would control about a third of the American flour milling market.
Credit Margaret Hoogstrate / Wikimedia Commons

5:00am

Mon December 23, 2013
Agriculture

The New Wheat Behind Whole Grain White Bread

Food companies want to capitalize on the growing market of white bread fans who want to eat whole wheat. A new variety of wheat makes that easier.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

1:54pm

Tue December 10, 2013
Health

Rodent Activity Responsible For Windsor Company's Meat Recall

Most products recalled are prepackaged sausage, jerky and pork.
Credit Fraser Lewry / Flickr/Creative Commons

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