USDA STUDY FINDS 54.9 MILLION ACRES OF U.S. FARMLAND NOW IRRIGATED

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December 3, 2009

Washington. Dec. 3, 2009 – USDA’s 2008 Farm and Ranch Survey has found that farmers and ranchers are now irrigating 54.9 million acres farmland across the United States, an increase of nearly 5 percent since 2003. U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) collected the data for the Irrigation Survey earlier this year…

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