While last week's snow and this week's predicted rains have made forecasts of drought seem all wet in metro Denver, the threat is still very real to farmers in southern and eastern Colorado. Last week, they planted more than 550 acres of Rocky Ford cantaloupe -- almost a 40 percent increase over las ... More >>
After last year's listeria scare that wrongly targeted cantaloupes from Rocky Ford, the now trademarkedRocky Ford Cantaloupe™ is making a comeback.
That's largely due to the efforts of the Rocky Ford Growers Association, which banded together to adopt new safety procedures, build a state-of-the-a ... More >>
Rocky Ford cantaloupe took a big hit last year, unfairlyfingered by the FDA in the early days of the listeria outbreak in a September 14, 2011 release that warned consumers not to eat Rocky Ford cantaloupes. And never mind that the real culprit, Jensen farms, was more than a hundred miles away.
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Update, December 17, 3:21 p.m.: King Soopers has issued an official response to the contract ratification; still nothing from Safeway. Look below for the latest.
On Tuesday, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 announced a surprising split vote over the latest contract offers for area ... More >>
Once it became clear that the overwhelming majority of United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local No. 7 members across the Front Range had rejected King Soopers' latest contract offer, the company had the option to put further negotiations in the freezer section. Instead, King So ... More >>