Hickenlooper asks for federal help

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By: KKCO - Email

DENVER, Colo. (KKCO) This help would include both Mesa and Montrose counties after freezing temperatures in April caused a loss in crops. Mesa county had an estimated 30% loss in grapes. Montrose county had about an 85% loss in cherries. State officials are hoping aid can be provided as soon as possible. The USDA announced on Friday that land in its conservation reserve program can be used for emergency grazing by other Colorado counties.

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