Farms and Ranches

 

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There are many farms and ranches in Nebraska. All of them need WATER; lots of it.

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And while most of them are fed by groundwater, they too are stakeholders to the river.

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Corn is the primary crop but it’s a thirsty plant. It’s end-use is vast, going well beyond a cob of corn for humans.

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Soybeans are eaten but used commercially too. More plants. More water.

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Water from the river is diverted for irrigation via canals. But plenty of sprinklers drench the land in hot summer months.

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Until we find a way to raise crops and animals without water, farms and ranches will require their share of the resource…

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