Farm Bureau members support creating of Cache water district

Cache County agriculture has survived the winter pretty well so far, according to two Farm Bureau leaders who appeared on KVNU’s Crosstalk program Monday. Spencer Gibbons, regional manager for the Utah Farm Bureau and Rob Smith, president of the Cache County Farm Bureau, agreed that there hasn’t been a serious water shortage and the price of agricultural products have remained relatively stable.

County council members have recently discussed the value of creating a water conservancy district and Smith said the Farm Bureau goes along with that.

“I believe that in the next 10-20 years we are going to see increased pressure on our water resources,” said Smith. “As we compare areas like Cache County, which is more rural, and other rural parts of the state with maybe some more metropolitan parts of the state we are going to see pressures for that water to move from the rural areas to the metropolitan areas.”

He said because Cache is one of the most rural counties it’s very important to protect our water and a conservancy district would help accomplish that goal.

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