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Raising the Harvest Odds
Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:36 PM CDT

Roger Johnson and his family have farmed an 80-acre plot just outside the western city limits of Hoxie, Kan., for years under flood irrigation. Even while using all of the 800 gallons per minute available, it was necessary to split the 80-acre piece in two and farm different crops to manage the water.

"We always had problems getting water through the field," Johnson explained, "and many times the crop we produced would be very good on one end of the field and nonexistent at the other. I remember before we installed subsurface drip ...

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