Farmers Watching Their Water Use

Outlet: The Wall Street Journal

October 28, 2012

HOXIE, Kan.—For decades, farmers here have tapped a vast underground reservoir to irrigate their fields to grow corn, soybeans and wheat. Now they are reluctantly starting to reduce their water use, fearing a dwindling supply could otherwise make them the last generation to grow bumper crops in this arid patch of the High Plains.

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