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‘Workers aren’t coming in:’ Hatch chile farmers worried about harvest due to pandemic

HATCH, New Mexico — At least one chile farmer in the Hatch Valley said his workers aren’t tending the fields because they’re worried about contracting Covid-19. “Workers aren’t coming in,” said Sergio Grajeda, who has been in business eight years. “Money’s not coming in. It’s affected us pretty bad.” Grajeda has more than 100 acres more »

Hatch Chile Farmers Strike Back | Hatch Chile Patent

LAS CRUCES >> The chile wars are heating up and Hatch Valley farmers are banding together to protect the heritage of our home-grown, must-have food. The Hatch Chile Association, comprised of some six board members who are chile growers and producers from the valley, is actively pursuing an action with the United States Patent and more »