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Colorado Onion Association Disbands, CFVGA to Carry on Onion Research

­For Immediate Release:  Feb. 1, 2022 Contact:             Marilyn Bay Drake   303-594-3827  admin@coloradoproduce.org    Robert Sakata  RTsakata@sakatafarms.com The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the leadership of the Colorado Onion Association (COA) to establish an onion committee and oversee COA funds raised for onion research. After serving …

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CFVGA 8th Annual Conference Feb. 28-March1 to be Offered Live & Virtually

­For Immediate Release:  Jan. 7, 2022 Contact:             Marilyn Bay Drake   303-594-3827  admin@coloradoproduce.org   The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) will hold its eighth annual conference Feb. 28-March 1, both in-person at the Denver Renaissance Central Park Hotel and online. “While we are glad to be meeting in person this year, we were …

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Why Has Colorado Declared War on Farms & Ranches?

For Immediate Release:            Nov. 17, 2021 Contact:                                           Marilyn Bay Drake   admin@coloradoproduce.org      The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) has expressed deep disappointment with the final overtime rules published last Friday by the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment (CDLE). “While we greatly appreciate CDLE staffers visiting farms to collect …

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Produce Labor Conference, Dec. 1, Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, Aurora

For Immediate Release:            Nov. 5, 2021 Contact:                                           Adrian Card    adrian.card@colostate.edu    The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) will host its 2nd Annual Produce Labor Conference, Dec. 1 at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds in east Aurora. This conference will be an opportunity for all components of Colorado labor, including employers, employees, …

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Will SB87 Be the Final Nail in the Coffin for Colorado Produce Growers? Colorado Consumers Called to Weigh In

As Coloradans enjoy roasted Pueblo chiles, Palisade peaches the sweetest of sweet corn, Rocky Ford melons and other unbranded yet delicious and fresh Colorado produce, they need to know that the bounty could be coming to an end. Senate Bill 21-087, Agricultural Workers’ Rights, which passed the Colorado General Assembly and was signed into law …

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 On-Farm Readiness Reviews Prepare Farms, Help Improve Safety Practices

 For Immediate Release:            Aug. 25, 2021 Contact:                                           Cristy Dice   Cristy.L.Dice@colostate.edu  970.491.2942   The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) is encouraging all Colorado produce growers who grow, harvest, pack or hold produce that is consumed raw to take advantage of an educational opportunity offered by Colorado State University (CSU) Extension by …

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CFVGA Urges Consumers to Buy Local and to Learn About Local Farms

For Immediate Release:            Aug. 12, 2021 Contact:                                           Marilyn Bay Drake   303-594-3827  admin@coloradoproduce.org   The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) has a variety of programs to encourage Coloradans to buy Colorado produce and to learn more about their local farmers. The public is invited to join one of two bus tours …

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 New Colorado Farm Labor Law to Further Stress Tight Ag Labor Market

For Immediate Release:            June 1, 2021 Contact:                                           Marilyn Bay Drake   303-594-3827  admin@coloradoproduce.org   According to U.S. agricultural Census data, over the last decade net farm income has declined by 13 percent, while farm production expenses have increased 26 percent. A new labor law, Agricultural Workers’ Rights, has passed the Colorado Senate and …

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Bruce Talbott, Talbott’s Mountain Gold, Palisade, Elected CFVGA President

For Immediate Release:  April 27, 2021 Contacts: Bruce Talbott   970-986-1386   bruce@talbottfarms.com Marilyn Bay Drake   303-594-3827  admin@coloradoproduce.org  Bruce Talbott, co-owner/operator of Talbott’s Mountain Gold, a Palisade orchard producing peaches and wine grapes, has been elected president of the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers (CFVGA) Board of Directors. The vacancy arose when long-time president, Robert Sakata, Sakata …

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Sakata Appointed to CWCB, Steps Down as CFVGA President

For Immediate Release:  March 29, 2021 Contact:             Marilyn Bay Drake   303-594-3827  admin@coloradoproduce.org       Robert Sakata Appointed to Colorado Water Conservation Board, Steps Down as CFVGA President   Robert Sakata, Sakata Farms, Brighton, has been appointed to the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) and was officially sworn in March 10.  The Board is …

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