Business

1:01pm

Thu May 22, 2014

5:00am

Thu May 22, 2014
Agriculture

Canada Jonesing For Piece Of American (Hemp) Pie

Canada legalized hemp in 1998 and many companies there are anxiously awaiting cultivation in the U.S. At Centennial Seeds in Colorado, growers have started planting.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

The U.S. market for foods and beauty products that contain hemp is growing, 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, estimated at $500 million per year, runs on foreign hemp.

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9:15am

Wed May 21, 2014
Business

Denver-Based Flour Milling Merger Moves Forward

Ardent Mills will control about a third of the American flour milling market.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Federal regulators Tuesday gave the final go-ahead for two of the country’s largest flour milling companies to merge and set up shop with a headquarters in Denver.

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5:30am

Tue May 20, 2014
Energy

For Energy In Colorado, Wyoming And North Dakota, The Boom Plays Out Differently

A Drilling operation in Weld County, Colo.
EcoFlight ecoflight.org

A continuing energy boom in the Rocky Mountains and Northern Great Plains is reshaping the future of what’s powering America. The three states are feeling this new energy economy differently, and it’s changing political realities in different ways.

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5:00am

Tue May 20, 2014
Cattle

Drought And Foreign Markets Keep Beef Prices High

A calf outside of Scottsbluff Nebraska, an area that is seeing a cattle boom.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC

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.

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