Farmers Work to Improve Water, Soil
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Thu May 31, 2012 09:55 AM CDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) -- Farmer Brandon Hunnicutt remembers when it was thought the best way to turn out higher yields was to irrigate as much as possible.

Hunnicutt was part of an agriculture panel at the Water for Food Global Conference on Wednesday, hosted by the University of Nebraska.

Hunnicutt, who farms in Hamilton County, Neb., explained how he realized he may be able to get more out of his crop by changing his thinking on water volume and usage. "We went from putting on too much water to using 5 inches a year," he said. "As we push things ...

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