Farmers across the Colorado River Basin are facing an uncertain future in agriculture as the river’s watershed faces ongoing drought, rising irrigation costs, and conservation cutbacks. (Video by Skyler Ballard)
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PINAL COUNTY, ARIZ. • Colorado River basin water has transformed Nancy Caywood’s fields in the desert southwest of Phoenix into carpets of green cotton and alfalfa for generations. But in June, the alfalfa was expected to dry up, and a vast majority of the cotton wasn't even planted.