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Sorghum Producers Fear Chinese Tariff Retaliation Will Harm Farmers 

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China's announcement of a possible future retaliatory 25 percent tariff on imported U.S. sorghum will not help China's consumers or U.S. farmers, according to National Sorghum Producers.  Such tariffs would mean additional financial burdens on U.S. sorghum farmers, who are already in the midst of cooperating with China's self-initiated anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations of U.S. sorghum.  More tariffs would also mean higher prices for Chinese consumers for whom sorghum is an important product. Chinese customers are valued trading partners of the U.S.

BLM Seeks Comments on Oil & Gas Leases in Eastern Colorado

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The Bureau of Land Management is asking for comments from the public as it considers offering nearly 22,000 acres in Colorado at an upcoming oil and gas lease sale.

Parcels under consideration are located in Baca, Huerfano, Kiowa, Lincoln, Washington and Weld counties. Slightly over 1,285 acres are federal land, while the remainder is referred to as "split estate," in which the BLM manages mineral rights while the surface may be privately owned.

Local Company Acquiring Lamar and La Junta Radio Stations

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Cherry Creek Media, which owns 920 KLMR-AM and 93.5 KLMR-FM in Lamar, along with 1400KBLJ-AM and 92.1 KTHN-FM in La Junta, will be transferring the stations to 25-7 Media, Inc. according to an announcement made Monday.

25-7 Media is based in Lamar, with Aaron Leiker serving as President and General Manager of the company. Leiker was raised in nearby Holly and started his radio career while in high school in Lamar. He later graduated from Kansas State University with an emphasis in broadcast management.