“Droughtland” Documentary Tells Stories of Drought-Stricken Colorado Farmers
No, this picture is not from the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. "Droughtland" is a documentary that tells the stories of drought-stricken farmers and ranchers in southeastern Colorado now. As as the son of a former farmer and dairy owner, my heart goes out to them.
The region is a major contributor to the state's $20 billion agriculture industry. Their vital contributions have been threatened in recent years as the drought has destroyed crops and pastures and forced the sale of livestock and land alike.
Filmmaker Steffan Tubbs' latest documentary focuses on families behind Colorado agriculture using the farmers and ranchers own words, including interviews with Chip and Janell Reid of Reid Cattle Company, Tim Brown of Colorado Farm Bureau and Brown Farms and Ranches, John Campbell of Winter Livestock and others impacted by the historic drought.
Watch the "Droughtland" trailer on this YouTube video: