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Adding Water In a Rainy State
Tue Jan 29, 2013 01:18 PM CST

Darren Grogan farms with his brother Brian and his father, Bobby, only 15 miles from the confluence of the Ohio River and the Mighty Mississippi. For years, other farmers smiled and watched as the Grogans installed pivot systems on 2,600 acres of Triple G Farms’ 11,000 acres near Arlington, Ky. After all, western Kentucky averages 50 inches of annual rainfall compared to only 20 inches for western Nebraska, where irrigation is usually considered essential for growing corn. With all that water falling from the sky, most farmers were content to harvest 140- to ...

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