Opinion: Federal policies must meet needs of our farmers

Outlet: Pueblo Chieftain

October 16, 2011

In the arid West, we often say that water is more valued than gold. Whether urban or rural, Coloradans care about the water we use to drink, recreate and irrigate. That’s why we take very seriously the management of our water—and our natural resources generally. The Coloradans who produce the food we eat have been among the best stewards for these resources, helping to protect them for future generations. Agriculture producers have a special interest in protecting our natural resources to ensure the quality and sustainability of their livelihoods…

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