The Biden administration is offering to pay Colorado River farmers to let fields go dry during a devastating drought. They’re worried it’s just the first step in losing their way of life.

  • The Biden administration is offering to pay Colorado River farmers to let fields go dry during a devastating drought. They’re worried it’s just the first step in losing their way of life.

    Posted by Gatherer  on March 19, 2023 at 9:21 AM

    Troy Waters, 56, with his grandson Waylon fixing up their combine before the next harvest.

    The Biden administration is paying Colorado River farmers and ranchers to let their fields run dry. Agricultural producers need better pay to make this worth their while. They’ve asked for more pay to show they are cooperating and preserve their way of life.

    Troy Waters is a fifth-generation farmer in Grand Valley, Colorado. With a new water conservation program funded by the Biden administration, he fears his way of life will turn to dust and blow away in the wind like dried-out topsoil.

    That’s because

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