Colorado University Seeks Farmers’ Experience With Drought

December 31, 2012

Researchers at Colorado State University want to hear from farmers across the state who have been affected by this year’s drought.

The Fort Collins Coloradoan reported CSU agricultural economists want to gauge the full impact of the drought in hopes of designing new tools to more effectively weather future dry spells.

Farmers have until Jan. 1 to contribute to the project, called “Telling the Story – Drought in Colorado.”

The economists want to hear from the 6,000 farmers in Colorado that have an annual income of more than $100,000 – the producers, researchers say, that form the core of the state’s agriculture industry.

Project leader James Pritchett says feedback from farmers “helps us design assistance going into the future.”

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