Apr 30, 2012Colorado cantaloupe farmers face uncertain future
Last fall, a listeria outbreak in cantaloupes traced to a southeastern Colorado farm killed thirty people and sickened dozens more in 28 states. The economic fallout from the tragedy has also been far reaching.
Farms from Colorado to California closed and workers were laid off as consumer demand for melons dropped in half. Now, with the Spring planting season underway, farmers that are still in business are in a desperate attempt to repair their image. KNUC
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