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Coloradans urge lawmakers to curb dangerous beef-industry antibiotics use

A lot rides on a stressed-out cow. They aren't happy, and they don't make for good eating because they're more susceptible to illness. Yet a lot of cows are stressed in America. They're shuttled around and crowded onto the...

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November 21, 2013 Environment/Energy, Health, In-Depth

Nation’s farm bill expires, critical programs shutter as government shuts down

DENVER -- On Monday, as House Republicans determined to defund the Affordable Care Act steered the federal government toward shut down, the limping extension of the now-five-year-old law that governs the nation’s farm policy expired. ...

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October 3, 2013 In-Depth, Politics, The Beats

Farm Bill Dysfunction: Colo. Interest Groups, Farmers Groan as Congress Fiddles

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo.-- Last week U.S. Republican representatives voted to exclude the nation’s revamped food stamps program from the House version of the 2013 farm bill. This week, the Colorado Public Interest Research Group released a report on what it...

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July 17, 2013 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, The Mix
Coloradans Hold Breath Watching Washington Wrangle Over Farm Bill

Coloradans Hold Breath Watching Washington Wrangle Over Farm Bill

The titanic piece of legislation known simply as "the farm bill" is being debated again in Washington. The legislation is critical for Colorado, where agriculture contributes $40.7 billion annually to the state economy, making it the second-largest revenue-generating industry after...

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June 12, 2013 Center Well, Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Politics
Anti-abortion group sues over denial of federal funding

Anti-abortion group sues over denial of federal funding

Should taxpayer funds be used to help a “Christ centered ministry” buy and renovate a building in which it will offer Bible instruction and other services aimed at preventing abortion?...

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December 6, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics

Childhood hunger in Colorado is on the rise

One thing you can say about a kid who goes to bed hungry is that he will wake up the same way. Odds are he'll go to school hungry as well. Repeat that cycle a few times a week and...

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September 12, 2011 Center Well, Education

Hunger has worsened in Perry’s Texas but remained steady nationally, federal report says

A new study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows household hunger remained steady from 2009 to 2010, but worsened in Texas during the years the state has been hailed as a model for weathering the economic downturn....

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September 7, 2011 Center Well, Politics

Promiseland Livestock’s organic certification pulled over documentation issues

Last week, the USDA suspended the organic certification of Promiseland Livestock, one of the largest organic cattle companies in the country. The suspension came not as a result of proven violations of mandated farming practices, despite suspicions that the company...

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August 5, 2011 Center Well

Immigration and agriculture: where the policies hit the ground

A study conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture and the University of California indicates that as the border between the United States and Mexico tightens and as immigration laws are more strictly enforced there could be dramatic changes...

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June 8, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

Colorado CattleGrowers to DOJ, USDA: Release antitrust report

More than a year ago, the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Agriculture began an unprecedented joint journey into possible agricultural sector antitrust violations. The series of five public workshops ended in December 2010 but no findings have yet...

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May 15, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics


Video: Meet Denver’s district attorney candidates

The Colorado Independent hosted an Oct. 20 discussion between three of Denver’s four district attorney candidates at Denver Open Media. The video, below, is preceded by […]

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