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Peach freeze prompts Colorado governor to declare emergency


April 26, 2020

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Colorado's governor announced he is seeking federal aid for farmers impacted by a freeze that wiped out significant portions of the state's peach crop.

Democratic Gov. Jared Polis said he sought the aid as a result of an April 14 freeze in Colorado's Western Slope region, The Daily Sentinel reported Saturday.

Polis and state Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg said in a statement they requested a Secretarial Disaster Declaration from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The emergency declaration enables farms to access assistance programs including loa...

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