Luke Runyon http://tspr.org en Mutton Busting a Rodeo Tradition for Rough and Tumble Kids http://tspr.org/post/mutton-busting-rodeo-tradition-rough-and-tumble-kids <p>A furry beast, a brave rider and a roaring crowd make up the list of ingredients for the Western rodeo tradition known as “mutton busting.” Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:52:13 +0000 Luke Runyon 56196 at http://tspr.org Mutton Busting a Rodeo Tradition for Rough and Tumble Kids My Farm Roots: Smells like Home http://tspr.org/post/my-farm-roots-smells-home <p>Most family vacations are remembered for endless car rides, packed tourist beaches and a string of poorly decorated hotel rooms. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:33:54 +0000 Luke Runyon 56184 at http://tspr.org My Farm Roots: Smells like Home Agritourism a Growing Opportunity http://tspr.org/post/agritourism-growing-opportunity <p>Farms aren’t just for food any more. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:39:19 +0000 Luke Runyon 55069 at http://tspr.org Agritourism a Growing Opportunity Industrial Hemp Could Take Root, If Legal Seeds Weren't So Scarce http://tspr.org/post/industrial-hemp-could-take-root-if-legal-seeds-werent-so-scarce 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.<p>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.<p>Jim Denny is one of more than 100 growers given the nod by the Colorado Department of Agriculture to start planting hemp seeds. On his farm in Brighton, Colo., just outside Denver, Denny is prepping for planting season. Wed, 28 May 2014 07:33:00 +0000 Luke Runyon 53920 at http://tspr.org Industrial Hemp Could Take Root, If Legal Seeds Weren't So Scarce Unpacking Lessons from the Cantaloupe Listeria Scare http://tspr.org/post/unpacking-lessons-cantaloupe-listeria-scare <p>When Colorado cantaloupe laden with the deadly pathogen listeria killed more than 30 people in 2011, shockwaves rippled throughout the food industry. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:34:44 +0000 Luke Runyon 50357 at http://tspr.org Unpacking Lessons from the Cantaloupe Listeria Scare