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A Road Trip Within A Road Trip, Visiting Western Slope Farmers, Ranchers and Restaurateurs

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Hart Van Denburg/CPR News
Scott and Jessica Washkowiak sell organic produce at the Grand Junction farmers market on Thursday, August 26, 2021, from their Field to Fork Farm in nearby Palisade. The popular farmers market was crowded, with vendors mostly wearing face masks, but with shoppers not.

Farmers and ranchers are navigating a new world. Between the effects of the pandemic and a persistent drought, they’re dealing with constant uncertainty. CPR’s Stina Sieg is based on the Western Slope, where many folks make their living off the land. She hopped in a car along with farmer Harrison Topp, to find their stories.