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The Denver Post
"Low times on the high plains"
In the High Plains of eastern Colorado, all is not well in small-town America. Along with battling drought for years, the area’s agricultural earning power and population continue to decline.
A tumbleweed races across what once was fertile farmland, but now looks more like a desert suffering from years of drought, June 23, 2013. A small rain storm in the background dropped some much-needed rain. It was a little too late to save this year's crops at a farm in Haswell.