Limited water means innovations to agriculture

Outlet: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

November 10, 2013

Farmers need their water. Bad news is they haven’t had as much of it in recent years. But in good news, they’re learning to get by with less of it. For example, the percentage of irrigated cotton in the area has
decreased from 50 percent of the total acreage to 37 percent, said Mary Jane Buerkle, communications director for Plains Cotton Growers.