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New Mexico city may pay farmers to not use water

August 22, 2014 • State News

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico city struggling with drought is considering a plan to pay farmers with federal grant money to stop watering crops.

Clovis-area farmers would be paid about $400 an acre to make the switch under a proposed conservation program aimed at changing the way farmers use their water supply, KRQE-TV reports (http://goo.gl/nJITtQ ) Wednesday.

Farmers would then have to rely on rain Login to read more

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