Action 22 Summit recap: Governor Hickenlooper, ‘[agriculture] — It’s part of the muscle of the state’


Here’s a report from Chris Woodka writing for The Pueblo Chieftain. From the article:

The governor told Action 22 that less-populated parts of the state have worked their way into his heart and are always on his mind, even when he is half a world away…

The governor spotlighted Southern Colorado’s agricultural heritage and economy as a bright spot, even during the sluggish global financial situation of the past few years. “It’s part of the muscle of the state,” he said, stressing the importance of a long-term plan to meet the state’s water needs if it is to provide what urban hubs require and keep agriculture viable. “I think we’re within a few years — three, four, five years — of having a plan that will define a water future for 50 years,” Hickenlooper said.

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