With a historic drought affecting the Southwest U.S., water shortage issues are becoming an ever increasing concern. Counties are instituting water limitations and metering, and these water restrictions will have a serious effect on agriculture crop production. We’ll look at what’s happening in the most-affected states, and what you can do.
"We are dealing with an aquifer that is declining on an annual basis, so our goal with TAWC is to help producers to determine ways that they can use less water from the aquifer but remain economically viable."
Olson showed the participants, who grow everything from malt barely to flax to dry beans, both his irrigated and dryland cotton and discussed the difference new genetics and new farming practices are making in adverse conditions.