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Drought-stricken farmers eye wind power

Mixed in with the sound of meadowlarks, tractors and the hum of the wind on Colorado’s southeastern plains is a low, steady beat: “whoop, whoop, whoop.” It comes from a line of towering, pinwheel-like turbines that are producing electricity used across Colorado. The sound coming from a ridge south of this farming town has become a beckoning call for people struggling through a fifth year of crop-killing drought…