Farmers Threaten Suit over Irrigation Water
Thomas J. Knudson, Ny Times, THE JOURNAL RECORD
PLEASANT VIEW, Colo. - Farmers who were thirsting for irrigation water here in southwest Colorado 10 years ago now say it is too costly, and they are threatening to sue the federal government to stop its delivery to their farms.
"We just can't afford it - it is as simple as that," said R.R. (Junior) Hollen, a 63-year-old farmer who raises wheat, alfalfa and pinto beans. "If prices were what they were 10 years ago, we might have a chance. But we haven't got a chance now."
When the project was proposed to farmers in 1977, its economics looked irresistible. Farmers would get water at cheap, federally subsidized rates, said the United States Bureau of …
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