February 18th, 2014 - 8:18 PM § in Ag Hemp

Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Doug Fine, author of Too High to Fail, has released his book about the inevitable hemp industry. Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution is a thorough and fun read and can be purchased at, Amazon, and the Denver’s famous Tattered Cover Bookstore. Pick up several copies to share with those who want to know how we’re going to clean up the environment, the economy, agricultural lands and communities, and with those who are looking for the next big industry. This is it!

January 29th, 2014 - 10:22 AM § in Ag Hemp, CSU, Farmers, Hemp History

Another Step in Legitimizing Hemp

Hemp growing going legit after decades-long ban By KRISTEN WYATT DENVER (AP) — The federal government is ready to let farmers grow cannabis — at least the kind that can’t get people high. Hemp — marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin that’s used to make everything from clothing [...]

December 11th, 2013 - 1:07 PM § in Ag Hemp

Mission Accomplished

It was seven years from start to finish: that is from not-a-glimmer-of-hope in 2006 to the first modern-day harvest in the U.S. in 2013. The early years were spent thinking of things to do to get the ball rolling.  Every morning I would ask myself “What can I do today to further the cause?[...]

November 7th, 2013 - 2:29 PM § in Ag Hemp

Colorado Rule-Making Completed

By Steve Raabe The Denver Post   Ryan Loflin, of Colorado Hemp, handles a batch of a particular kind of hemp seeds that produce vast amounts of hemp oil. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post) Colorado officials unveiled regulations Wednesday for legal hemp growing, setting the stage for a new agri[...]

October 9th, 2013 - 1:24 PM § in Ag Hemp

First hemp harvest in more than fifty years begins in southeastern Colorado

  By Melanie Asmar Tue., Oct. 1 2013 at 4:20 PM   Ryan Loflin. America’s first (known) hemp harvest in more than fifty years began this month in southeastern Colorado. This past spring, following last year’s passage of Amendment 64, which legalized small amounts of marijuana for ad[...]

August 8th, 2013 - 11:42 AM § in Ag Hemp

Hemp Flag Flies on Colorado Day

  The Colorado-made hemp flag that flew over the Capitol in Washington on the Fourth of July has made its way back to the Centennial State. And today — which is known as Colorado Day, in commemoration of the day on which the state officially joined the union in 1876 — the hemp flag flew a[...]

June 7th, 2013 - 5:22 PM § in Ag Hemp

Colorado Nullifies Federal Hemp Ban With Governor’s Signature

By Ronald Martin, June 7, 2013 COLORADO SPRINGS – On Tuesday, Colorado Gov.John Hickenlooper signed SB13-241 into law, effectively nullifying the federal ban on industrial hemp farming in the Centennial State.Under the new law, the Colorado Department of Agriculture can create a state Industrial[...]