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Water in the Bank
Tue Oct 21, 2014 03:42 PM CDT

Water from earth or sky can't be taken for granted. Recent droughts prove this to be true. And as U.S. surface and groundwater supplies are stretched among agricultural, municipal, commercial and other interests, water has become a commodity to be used more sparingly.

"Water permeates agriculture in the western United States," notes Jim Freeburn, with the University of Wyoming and also the regional training coordinator for Western SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education). The 2012 drought that devastated the Corn Belt didn't miss Wyoming. Rangeland that produced more than 2,000 pounds of forage ...

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