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Fruits of Labor (and Rain)

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

The fruits of their labor... and maybe a little rain... are now helping some southern Colorado farmers cash in.

Apple growers say they are expecting an early harvest and their orchards are putting out the best crop they've seen in a decade.

Some growers claim their tree limbs are breaking because of the heavy fruit.

They expect profits to be triple that of year's past.

A warm spring and wet summer have pushed up harvest dates by at least a week in many parts of the nation.

Also sprouting up: blackberries, raspberries, peaches, and pumpkins.


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