A listeria outbreak in cantaloupes last fall that was 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; consumer demand for melons dropped in half. Now with the spring planting season underway, farmers are looking to improve their image. From Rocky Mountain Community Radio sister station KUNC, Kirk Siegler reports.

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For a look at how farmers coped with the end of last year’s growing season, listen to this story from October’s Western Skies.

 

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