The drought has ended for much of Colorado, but the U.S. Drought Monitor map shows big red splotches over southeastern parts Colorado, meaning “extreme” to “exceptional” conditions -- the worst drought ratings. And that's causing beef prices to climb.
The US Department of Agriculture has designated 15 Colorado counties as primary natural disaster areas.
A severe drought is hitting farmers and ranchers in this state hard. But they’ve been here before. A similar drought, ten years ago, walloped agriculture.