agriculture

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Colorado is owed 9,900 acres by the federal government. But getting that land could mean no more recreating on it.

The federal government wants to settle a 143-year-old debt to Colorado with a grant of 9,900 acres across 16 counties. Some of those grants would block access to hunting, fishing on adjacent BLM land.

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Female farmers are fueling agriculture’s resurgence in the Roaring Fork Valley near Aspen

The number of farming-related, start-up businesses that have sprouted in the Roaring Fork Valley in recent years has encouraged her. Women head many of them.

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How Colorado’s rural communities could benefit from $600 million in federal broadband grants

Dove Creek is the first in Colorado to be awarded the grant money, with two more communities crossing their fingers that they'll cash in as well

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Colorado ranchers have beef with lab-grown and plant-based “meat” — and they want well-done labeling

Cattle and bison ranchers are looking for help to let consumers know where the food in their package came from, including whether it originated in a petri dish or another country

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Water crisis looms if Colorado fails to meet its legal obligations to other states, study warns

If water consumption increases by as little as 12%, the risk of Front Range spigots and farmland going dry doubles. But some call the findings scare tactics.

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Feed the world in 2050? National Western-based consortium tackles food, workforce challenges

Big Ag, nonprofits and CSU incubate ideas to expand production and imagine jobs that don’t yet exist

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More Colorado workers will get breaks, must make $42,500 salary to be exempt from overtime under draft policy

The proposal represents a major win for Colorado labor groups, who have long been pushing for the changes -- although they didn’t get everything they wanted.

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Cross-pollination between outdoor-grown marijuana and hemp is a budding conflict in Colorado, beyond

In Pueblo, the area of the state with the largest amount of outdoor-grown marijuana, the county regulators have been working to allow both hemp and cannabis cultivators to coexist

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Colorado’s newest farmers are YouTube-taught, social justice-minded and preaching the gospel of microgreens

With the launch of Emerald Gardens near Bennett, two Ohio high-school buddies ventured into the world of hydroponic farming, with an eye toward social justice