Fallowing farmland to deal with drought: Ray Ring on the San Luis ValleyTime now for Sounds of the High County, a new collaboration between KDNK and the Paonia-based environmental magazine High Country News. Twice a month we bring listeners a sneak peak at the upcoming issue of the magazine, and this week, host Nelson Harvey talks to Ray Ring, a senior editor at High Country News.
Farmers in Colorado’s southeastern agricultural mecca, the San Luis Valley, have weathered record drought over the last 10 years. Ray Ring told Nelson about the parched farmers’ innovative new approach to solving their own water problems.
Click through to hear Nelson’s full length interview with Ray Ring, or subscribe to the Sounds of the High Country podcast on iTunes. All of the stories from the latest issue of High Country News are at hcn.org, where you can also subscribe to the print and online editions of the magazine.