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Land west of the Budweiser plant in north Fort Collins is being considered for a 4,000-plus neighborhood. (Photo: Coloradoan library)

In Colorado, water is often as good as gold.

That’s why Poudre School District recently ended a 20-year-old agreement with local farmers in hopes of boosting district revenue. For decades, the same local farmers managed two plots of vacant land owned by the school district. But at a board meeting in March, school board members agreed the land could bring in more money for the district.

The contract presented at a March 12 school board meeting would have allowed Schnorr Farms continued access to a 100-acre Mountain Vista site for farming and grazing livestock for a total of $2,498 for a year.

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