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Agriculture Secretary Calls for More Water Conservation in Colorado

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Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper spoke with reporters in Denver

US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is touring Colorado discussing ways to boost agriculture exports and help the state’s struggling rural communities.  KUNC's Kirk Siegler reports that the secretary's latest visit follows  a series of reports warning of a dire water crisis in the coming years, as Front Range suburbs buy up more lucrative water rights from farmers. 

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