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Coronavirus collapsed America’s food system, but created “a pivotal and magical moment” for locavores

MOSCA — Sheldon Rockey weaves through pallets of potatoes in a long-retired high school gym as a small team of workers wash and package his trademarked fingerlings.  “We just weren’t prepared for this, so there will be some livestock that will eat some gourmet potatoes this year,” says Rockey, who saw his innovative and competitive […]

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Even with beef plants staying open, reduced capacity means Colorado ranchers feel the coronavirus pinch

To be a cattle rancher in Colorado is to expect setbacks.  There are droughts and fires and economic volatility. There are snowstorms and tornadoes and tricky equipment. There are changing consumer demands. But rarely do the stumbling blocks line up one after another and all at once the way they have now with the crisis […]