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Study Shows Irrigation Benefitted Nebraska’s Economy In 2012

Study Shows Irrigation Benefitted Nebraska’s Economy In 2012

A study funded by the Nebraska Farm Bureau and conducted by Decision Innovation Solutions of Des Moines, Iowa shows farmers using irrigation were able to contribute $ 11 billion to the state’s economy in 2012.  Spencer Parkinson of Decision Innovation says the impact from irrigation was significant.

Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson says the last study was conducted in 2003 and since then, better technology has led to even better advancements with irrigation by producers.

Nelson says it’s noteworthy that farmers are using less water, being more productive and having a better impact on the environment than in the past.

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