Briefly: Water-saving ag takes root on West Slope

The Colorado Sun reports that Lowell King, a farmer from Grand Valley, is utilizing regenerative agriculture to make the most of water supplies. Regenerative agriculture doesn’t involve tilling fields to prepare for planting crops, rather it involves maintaining the organic matter in the soil. Currently, agriculture accounts for more than 80% of water use in Colorado. The Natural Resource Conservation Service states that every additional 1% of organic matter increases water-holding capacity in soil by 27,000 gallons per acre.

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