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1 year 7 months ago

Rocky Ford set to harvest cantaloupes

ROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) - Farmers are starting their harvest of Rocky Ford cantaloupes. The Rocky Ford Growers Association says that when pickers headed to the fields Friday, they were getting a late start on the harvest. The association says growers thought they could start harvesting a week ago, but...

3 years 6 months ago

Rocky Ford weathering Listeria outbreak

It's a town known for its mouth watering cantaloupe and juicy watermelons. But lately, this melon capital has been in the spotlight for a different reason. Four deaths in Colorado and New Mexico have a possible connection to Rocky Ford cantaloupes. "I've had three people so far that didn't...

5 years 5 months ago

Illnesses push USDA, FDA to write safety rules

Two federal agencies are teaming up to write new food safety rules for fresh produce, following foodborne illness outbreaks tied to fruits and vegetables in recent years. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday its fresh produce chief Leanne Skelton will work with the Food and Drug Administration to...

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