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Pot dispensaries aren’t allowed in the tiny town of Hugo, Colorado. But the active ingredient in Marijuana has still found a way into the city limits. Tetrahydrocannabinol, better known as THC, has been found in the town's water supply, reports CNN.

Hoosier Ag Today

Donald Trump introduced the national chairman of his new agriculture and rural area task force last week. The chairman is a longtime Nebraska cattle rancher has been a personal friend of Trump’s for more than a decade, reports Politico.

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There's an initiative on the ballot this November to increase the sales tax by a penny on the dollar. All  those pennies will go toward improving the state's beleaguered education system. Much of the money would go to teacher raises.

Houston Chronicle

The State of Texas experienced dismal job growth during the month of May. But now, reports The Houston Chronicle, the Lone Star State’s job numbers have rebounded somewhat.

High Plains Food Bank

High Plains Food Bank  is in crucial need of financial donations, reports MyHighPlains.com.

The food bank is asking for money to prevent a $300,000 summertime shortfall. The bank is traditionally known for collecting cans. But this summer they’re asking for monetary donations.

High Plains Food Bank

High Plains Food Bank  is in crucial need of financial donations, reports MyHighPlains.com.

The food bank is asking for money to prevent a $300,000 summertime shortfall. The bank is traditionally known for collecting cans. But this summer they’re asking for monetary donations.

Brian McCormack / Wichita Eagle

Sugarcane aphids have returned to Kansas’s grain sorghum fields, reports The Wichita Eagle. According to a K-State Extension Office report, the invasive insects are once again threatening the state’s sorghum profits, as they did last year.

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A recent study by a Cornell economist has found that the more you acknowledge good fortune, the better off you are.

As Quartz.com reports, successful people who believe they made it entirely on their own are almost certainly mistaken. Every path to success is marked by teamwork and innumerable bits of good luck. It doesn’t generally pay off to not acknowledge those who have helped you along the way, says Robert Frank.

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In the small farming town of Palisade, Colorado, there’s a lab known simply as "The Insectary." Scientists in the facility are hard at work developing bugs. These insects are engineered to attack other bugs and invasive plants harmful to agriculture.

The adapted critters are known as “biocontrol insects.” Despite its humble surroundings, the Insectary is the oldest and largest such facility in the United States, reports member station KUNC.

Ben Fenwick / Oklahoma Watch

Oklahoma’s inmate population is growing far too fast, according to News OK. Since 1980, the state’s prison population grew 14 times faster than the state's adult population. In that period the number of people in Oklahoma prisons increased 485 percent.

The problem was brought into stark relief this month when an inmate at a facility in Stringtown was stabbed to death. The assault occurred in in a day room that ordinarily would be used for leisure. Instead, the room was loaded with 52 bunk beds.

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