Rep. Valadao sees new Colorado River deal increasing water prices for farmers

A decision has been reached on how to conserve resources along the Colorado River, but one U.S. congressman fears it could lead to higher water prices for farmers.

Arizona, Nevada, and California have agreed to collectively conserve 3 million acre-feet of water from the river, with California cutting 1.6 million of that number on their own.

Representative David Valadao out of the Golden State thinks that farmers will ultimately look for alternative sources in the long run though, sending prices up for those not directly impacted.

Valadao has reintroduced the Water of California Act because he says that it is going to continue to be an issue.

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