Great Plains – Dust Bowl Lessons Nov 8, 2019

🕔Nov 8, 2019Drought continues to hit the Great Plains on a cyclical basis yet the region remains a key component of American agriculture, consisting of nearly 10% of national production.  To date, […]

Kansas: Farmers Used 20% Less Groundwater, Gained More Profits Mar 27, 2019

🕔Mar 27, 2019When a group of farmers in northwest Kansas decided to voluntarily reduce their use of groundwater, no one really knew how that might affect their profitability. Five years later, they […]

Kansas: Dryland Ag Day, Tribune, Aug. 21 Aug 3, 2018

🕔Aug 3, 2018Against the backdrop of a diminishing Ogallala Aquifer, dryland farming is increasingly moving into sharper focus. A Kansas State University field day planned in Tribune will feature research related to […]

Texas: Center Pivot Irrigation Field Day, Bushland, Aug. 9 Jul 11, 2018

🕔Jul 11, 2018A Summer Crops/OAP Center Pivot Irrigation Field Day will be hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service Aug. 9 at the Conservation and Production […]

Ogallala Aquifer: 4-Year Project to Improve Agricultural Sustainability – DTN Mar 22, 2016

🕔Mar 22, 2016While the future of agriculture across the Ogallala Aquifer remains a long-term question, which a new consortium of researchers at major universities across the Plains will study. The Ogallala is […]

Texas: Innovative Irrigation Saves Water, Boosts Yields Feb 24, 2016

🕔Feb 24, 2016In the Ogallala Aquifer region, each drop of water counts. A group of forward-thinking farmers in Texas are finding innovative ways to irrigate their crops to use water more efficiently. […]

Ogallala Aquifer: $8M to Help Farm Operations in 8 States Nov 9, 2015

🕔Nov 9, 2015USDA will invest $8 million in the Ogallala Aquifer Initiative (OAI) in Fiscal Year 2016 to help farmers and ranchers conserve billions of gallons of water annually while strengthening agricultural […]

Kansas: Mobile Drip Irrigation – Improve Water Productivity, Save Money Sep 1, 2015

🕔Sep 1, 2015In a region where some of the United States’ most productive farmland lies, Kansas State University researchers are putting a water-saving technology on the fast track. Agricultural engineer Isaya Kisekka […]

USDA Invests $6.5M in Ogallala Aquifer Conservation May 14, 2015

🕔May 14, 2015Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the USDA is investing $6.5 million in the Ogallala Aquifer region this year to help farmers and ranchers conserve billions of gallons of […]

Texas: Ogallala Aquifer Decline Slows in Key High Plains Area Jun 6, 2014

🕔Jun 6, 2014Annual water level measurements indicate an average decline of -1.32 feet in the groundwater levels of the Ogallala Aquifer within the 16-county High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No. 1 […]

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