Colorado River basin needs $75m to help farmers, ranchers conserve, say Bennet, Gardner

Author: Joey Bunch - July 30, 2017 - Updated: July 29, 2017

(Courtesy of Colorado’s Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner are among six Western senators asking Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to invest in programs to help farmers and ranchers conserve water along the Colorado River. Agriculture uses 70 percent of the iconic river’s water supply, “and while farmers and ranchers continually innovate to improve yields, lower […]

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Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch is the senior political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has a 31-year career in journalism, including the last 15 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. His resume includes covering high school sports, the environment, the casino industry and civil rights in the South, as well as a short stint at CNN.