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This Pinal County cotton farm started due to drought. Water cuts are challenging its traditions

When the Department of the Interior announced new cuts to Colorado River water earlier this month, the hardest-hit stakeholders were clear: farmers in Pinal County.

Agriculture uses the majority of the water allocated to the state from the Colorado River, and now, they are going to have to adapt to meet a changing climate.

It’s a tough pill to swallow for Nancy Caywood. She’s the co-owner of Caywood Farms in Casa Grande, where her family has farmed for generations. In fact, she said her grandfather actually started their family farm there because of drought.

The Show spoke with her to learn her reaction to the water cuts.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.