Lafayette

5:00am

Thu July 3, 2014
Agriculture

Forget Knee-High, Colorado’s Hemp Crop Is Waist-High By The Fourth Of July

Hemp stalks shoot up on research plots in rural Boulder county.
Credit Ben Holmes / Centennial Seeds

An old saying among farmers is that you want your corn to be “knee-high by the Fourth of July.” That adage doesn’t necessarily apply to Colorado’s newest cash crop: industrial hemp. Unsurprisingly, considering the ubiquitous nickname given to hemp’s cousin marijuana, the plant grows like a weed.

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5:16am

Wed May 28, 2014
Hemp

Industrial Hemp Could Take Root, If Legal Seeds Weren't So Scarce

Originally published on Wed May 28, 2014 10:57 am

The hemp seedlings in Ben Holmes' warehouse in Lafayette, Colo., will be ready for harvest in about 50 days. Holmes says that during the peak growing season, the little sprouts can shoot up several inches each day.
Luke Runyon KUNC/Harvest Public Media

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.

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.

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12:34pm

Tue February 25, 2014

5:00am

Mon February 24, 2014
Oil and Gas

Historic Greeley Ruling Looms Large Over Colorado Fracking Challenges

A well site flares at the corner of 20th St and 59th Ave. in Greeley, Colo., Aug 2013. Since the Voss v. Lundvall Bros., Inc. 1992 court decision, oil and gas exploration is a common sight in city limits.
Jim Hill KUNC

5:00am

Mon February 24, 2014

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