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Kansas Farmers Try New Technology to Reduce Water Use

Western Kansas farmers are partnering with the state on an experimental project to conserve irrigation water. (Photo: Bryan Thompson)

The economy of western Kansas is based on the Ogallala Aquifer. But that ancient underground water supply is being rapidly depleted. The Kansas Water Office is teaming up with forward-looking farmers in an effort to demonstrate that new irrigation technologies can reduce the demand on the aquifer without sacrificing crop yields.  Reporting here for Harvest Public Media, Bryan Thompson has more. 

Bryan Thompson is a reporter for the KHI News Service in Topeka and a contributor to Harvest Public Media and Heartland Health Monitor.

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