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DLM2686 Alan Frank climbs into his tractor at one of his last remaining cornfields near Platteville, Colo. Wed., June 27, 2007. Frank said he has had to look farther and farther from his home in Gilcrest in order to find land that has enough surface water rights to grow corn. He can no longer grow much corn in the land near his house since he had 12 irrigation wells shut down. Since having his wells turned off Frank has tried to adapt and grows less corn and more crops such as winter wheat and sunflowers that require a lot less water. Wheat and sunflowers are not worth as much as an irrigated corn crop and Frank said he has seen his total revenue decrease by about 75 percent. (DARIN MCGREGOR/ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS) **Alan Frank (cq)

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