Web of Water - 3
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Nov 5, 2014 07:11 AM CST

MEADOW, S.D. (DTN) -- Nothing but rolling hills appear painted on the horizon from the view on Travis and Renae Gebhart's ranch in northwest South Dakota. The family is about 40 miles from the nearest town and 12 miles from the nearest paved highway.

In 2009, they built a house in the middle of a pasture where they manage their rangeland and raise cattle. The family operates a 1,200-head cow-calf operation. They also grow corn for feed, sunflowers, wheat and sorghum on just 10% of their land.

The climate in their area is semi-arid, with annual precipitation of 16 or ...

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