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Cantaloupe crop (credit: Rocky Ford Growers Association)

Late Freeze, Hail Stunts Rocky Ford Cantaloupe Harvest

A double punch from Mother Nature that included a late season freeze and damaging hail storms has limited this year’s crop of Rocky Ford Cantaloupes.

07/18/2014

Fourth-grader Nick Babiak talks with CBS4's Suzanne McCarroll about Palisade peaches (credit: CBS)

4th Grader Finds Opposition As He Tries To Get The Peach As State Fruit

A fruit fight of sorts is taking place at the state Capitol as a very young lobbyist is urging the Legislature to name Palisade peaches as the state fruit. The debate has riled Colorado growers of other produce, including cantaloupe.

04/16/2014

Cantaloupe (credit: CBS)

Harvest Of Rocky Ford Cantaloupes Gets Underway

Farmers are starting their harvest of Rocky Ford cantaloupes.

07/26/2013

Cantaloupe (credit: CBS)

Melon Growers Rebounding After Outbreak

Nearly a year after tainted cantaloupes from southeast Colorado sickened hundreds and caused a nationwide melon scare, farmers in Rocky Ford are celebrating a strong crop and high prices.

08/18/2012

Cantaloupe (credit: CBS)

Stakes Remain High For Colorado Cantaloupe Growers

Last summer 30 people died after eating tainted cantaloupe grown in Colorado. Only Jensen Farms was linked to the listeria outbreak, but the stigma has been tough to overcome for all Colorado cantaloupe growers.

08/13/2012

(credit: CBS)

Eastern Plains Cantaloupes Arrive In Groceries, A Year After Scare

Rocky Ford cantaloupe arrive in Colorado grocery stores Friday, and farmers want consumers to know the melons are safe.

07/13/2012

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