Palisade http://kunc.org en City Demands, 'Buy And Dry' Put A Target On Agricultural Water http://kunc.org/post/city-demands-buy-and-dry-put-target-agricultural-water <p>Water has always been a source of conflict in the arid West, but in recent years the conflict between agriculture and growing cities has escalated as both entities compete for this limited resource.</p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:23:42 +0000 Maeve Conran 51102 at http://kunc.org City Demands, 'Buy And Dry' Put A Target On Agricultural Water Nonprofit Works to Conserve Farmland on Western Slope http://kunc.org/post/nonprofit-works-conserve-farmland-western-slope <p>The declining number of orchards and vineyards in Colorado is calling one Grand Junction group to action. The Mesa Land Trust has put 115 new acres of farmland around the Western Slope town of Palisade under conservation easements.</p><p>The agreement with landowners puts limits on how the land can be used, effectively restricting the land from future development. That&rsquo;s important near Palisade, says Mesa Land Trust Executive Director Rob Bleiberg, because about 90 percent of Colorado&rsquo;s peaches come from the 2,000 acres in the area.</p> Tue, 19 Apr 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Grace Hood 6709 at http://kunc.org Nonprofit Works to Conserve Farmland on Western Slope