Colorado governor seeks federal aid following peach freeze

The governor of Colorado, Jared Polis says that he is seeking federal aid for farmers impacted by a freeze that wiped out significant portions of the state’s peach crop.

Polis said he sought the aid as a result of an April 14 freeze in Colorado’s Western Slope region.

In a statement, Polis and state Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg said they requested a Secretarial Disaster Declaration from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).