Pinal Farmers Cry Out Against Developments That Pull Water Resources

Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 12:07pm
Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 3:27pm
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Pinal County is facing a water shortfall as the area's needs are expected to outpace what is actually available for the next 100 years.

Those needs include vital agricultural interests in the county.

Pinal County ranks first in the state for cotton, barley and livestock production, according to the Arizona Farm Bureau, among other notable products, but water supplies are also on demand from new developments in the area, and farmers who have held claims for decades are crying foul.

To learn more about how that actually affects those who work in agriculture and have relied on it in their families for generations, The Show reached out to Jim Goldman of Goldman Dairy in Coolidge.

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