An Irrigation Gusher
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Wed Oct 9, 2013 08:39 AM CDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (DTN) -- It sounds counter-intuitive, but Great Plains irrigated farmland -- not old reliable standards like Iowa and Illinois -- has been appreciating at the fastest warp speed the last few years. That's despite a multi-year drought and high pumping demand that has led to serious concern for the Texas Panhandle and even water table declines of 10 to 15 feet in parts of Kansas.

"Mark Twain said whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting over," Farmers National's Iowa Area Sales Manager Sam Kain likes to say. The farm realtor is a natural booster of rain-fed ...

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