Colorado corn farmers got their crop planted before growers in the Midwest this year, and commodity prices went up a bit. But the trade war with China has left agriculture operations all over the U.S. sitting on a surplus of corn, soybeans and wheat. (Dana Coffield, The Colorado Sun)

Why Colorado’s corn farmers are getting hurt by China’s soybean tariff

Colorado’s not a big soybean state but indirect impact of trade wars has hit agriculture exports, which are down 15% this year

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Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado had to release a health report. So it paid muralists to do it with paint.

A climate change tableau — the first of eight murals on health — is up in Fraser as the state tries to bring some color to sometimes stuffy reports.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

People are effectively training bears to get into trouble, and Colorado wildlife officials are sick of it

From a new way of tracking incidents to more-assertive forms of hazing, frustrated CPW officers are trying to change bears’ behavior because humans are reluctant to change theirs

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Dark money and big donors fuel the ballot battle over Proposition CC in Colorado

The 2019 election attracts millions in money from nonprofits, whose donors remain hidden despite a new state disclosure law