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Less Water, Same Profits
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Jan 9, 2014 12:48 PM CST

OAKLEY, Kan. (DTN) -- In a small town in western Kansas, Bill Golden stood up in front of more than 100 water-strapped farmers and told them they might do just fine with less water. To his surprise, they didn't boo him out of the room.

"Nobody has stood up and said, 'Golden, you're just full of crap,'" the Kansas State agricultural economist marveled.

Golden himself confessed to be surprised at the content of his presentation, a part of Kansas State's 2014 Ag Profitability Conference held Tuesday in western Kansas. When he and his colleagues first tried to measure the economic ...

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