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Mon Mar 4, 2013 02:11 PM CST

The Little Red River Irrigation Project has paid a big dividend for farmer Danny Barnett and farm owner Bob White in White County, Ark. Water provided by an on-farm reservoir built with cost-share money from the irrigation project was a lifesaver during last year's drought.

"Rice is our cash crop, and without water, you can't grow rice," says Barnett, who adds the area had a long stretch of dry weather and 28 days with temperatures above 100°F in the summer of 2012.

Fortunately, Barnett built a 27-acre reservoir that averaged 10 feet deep ...

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