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Editorial: Navajo farmers should cut back on water
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FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2003

A proposal to pay Navajo farmers if they cut back on their water usage " is a positive step toward addressing potential water shortages this year," The Farmington Daily Times says in an editorial today.

The paper says local governments are doing their part to limit water usage. "That leaves only the Navajo Nation and those living in unincorporated areas," the paper says.

The proposal would be offered to Navajo farmers who agree to stop planting crops for the year and shut down their irrigation systems.

Get the Story:
Farmer cutbacks a good beginning (The Farmington Daily Times 4/4)

Relevant Links:
Navajo Nation - http://www.navajo.org

Related Stories:
Navajo farmers offered money for water usage (4/2)
Navajo water agreement not dead, local officials say (03/24)
Navajo Nation panel turns down water deal (3/19)

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