Arkansas Basin roundtable: Preserving agriculture is the goal of new committee

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From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

The Arkansas Basin Roundtable has formed a committee to work on moving state water leaders to embrace that sentiment, but still is wrestling with what’s needed to convince others in the state that farm water is important, too. “We need to fortify our arguments and work on a grant request,” said Reeves Brown, a Beulah rancher who is pushing for the idea that ag water needs to be given high-level state consideration. “Even after we get the data, it’s going to be a long road. I hope to get the ball rolling.”[…]

The committee is working with faculty at Colorado State University in Fort Collins to come up with research criteria. It will meet again on Jan. 24.

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