TORRINGTON – A pair of stakeholder meetings held by the Goshen Irrigation District in Wyoming and the Gering-Fort Laramie Irrigation District in Nebraska helped shed some light on some of the lingering questions local producers may have concerning the collapse of an irrigation tunnel along the Fort Laramie Canal on July 17, but there is still a lot of questions about the situation that haven’t been answered – and most of those questions concern money.

Chief among those is if the loss of crops along the ditch will be covered by crop insurance. A press release issued by the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research Center earlier this month stated that hinged on whether or not the factors that led to the collapse occurred by natural causes. Extension Educator Jessica Groskopf reiterated that to the assembly in Scottsbluff.

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