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Bruce Talbott

Bruce Talbott
Bruce Talbott

How is Colorado’s new farmworkers’ rights bill being received by migrant farmworkers? With a shrug.

In fields hours away from the political pressure cooker of the Colorado legislature, Senate Bill 87 is stoking a different kind of debate.

Business

Harry Talbott, who gave his life to Palisade’s prized peaches, has died at age 86

The trailblazing orchardman bucked developers -- and his own parents -- to protect, preserve and promote Palisade’s fruit lands. His death leaves a pit in the industry.

Coloradans

Grape disappointment: Colorado vineyards say an October freeze will chill their 2021 vintage

Bad luck merges with the pandemic to cork the state’s wine production, but past years’ surplus provides solace

Business

A bitter freeze and coronavirus have sprouted big problems for Palisade’s peach season

Growers on Colorado’s Western Slope knew they had a market problem because of COVID-19. But killing freezes last week put an end to their worrying about too much fruit this summer and now some are wondering if they’ll even have enough.

Business

Colorado growers face “risk like we have never faced before” as coronavirus puts up labor walls

Work in the "essential" agriculture industry can go on, but the pandemic’s threat to the market has shaken some Western Slope farmers and orchard men to their roots. Others call the panic overblown.

Business

An early freeze loomed for Colorado’s grapes, but wine drinkers’ evolving taste is the real threat

As varieties like riesling — which grows well in the Grand Valley — fall out of fashion, wine grape growers are in a delicate balance of supply and demand.

Business

In the age of “go back where you came from,” Palisade carries on tradition of thanking orchard workers before they leave

Peach growers in Colorado are trying to secure workers for next year’s harvest even as this season’s fruit remains to be picked

Coloradans

Peach growers are expecting an all-time bumper crop on the Western Slope, but there’s one problem

Weather, moisture and bee activity lined up perfectly for the best peach season in years, but with visa applications already set in stone, growers need a basketful of workers.

Business