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Posted on Feb 2, 2015 in Audio, Editorial, Featured, Your Texas Agriculture Minute

YOUR TEXAS AGRICULTURE MINUTE

YOUR TEXAS AGRICULTURE MINUTE

 

Water: Let's not waste a drop

By Gene Hall

As we slowly emerge from a multi-year drought, Texans have one thing on their minds.

Water.

Where will it come from?

Will there be enough?

How long will it last?

A huge concern. For every Texan. No matter what you do or where you live. The devastating drought touched us all.

Water is expensive and will cost even more in the future. But it is essential to grow food and fiber. It’s essential for life.

A limited quantity forces farmers to be more efficient. They use advanced irrigation systems. They plant cover crops to keep moisture in the field.

Precision agriculture offers other possibilities. It’s just now starting to hit its stride. This technology will be a big deal. A very big deal.

Texas farmers use less water for irrigation than they ever have. And grow more food for you and me because of it.

Conserve. Preserve. Treasure.

Water touches every Texan. Working together, we can ensure it is clean and plentiful for future generations.

Let’s not waste a drop.

The preceding commentary is brought to you by Texas Farm Bureau, the “Voice of Texas Agriculture.” Called “Your Texas Agriculture Minute,” TFB will issue thought-provoking editorials each week—via print and audio—to spark understanding of agriculture in the Lone Star State and its impact on each and every Texan.

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