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Big Data Requires Strong Relationships to Improve Farming

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To influence water and food systems, the data revolution needs…

Ogallala Groundwater Study Will Set Stage for Colorado Water Conservation Debate

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Farmers want to know the economic and social ramifications of…

California’s Dogged Drought Cutting Off Water Supplies to State’s Poor

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Farmers are guzzling groundwater while wells of families run dry.

USGS Report: California Freshwater Withdrawals Are Lowest Since 1960s

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Californians are taking less water out of rivers, lakes, and…

U.S. Irrigation Pushed Eastward By Drought and Financial Risks

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Irrigated agriculture’s march into Midwest and South could increase competition for water.

Failed Ballot Measure Is Setback for Ogallala Water Conservation in Western Kansas

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A plan to reduce water use by 20 percent was voted down last…

Report: Syria’s Food Security Worsens Due to Drought and Conflict

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Food prices set to climb as production of wheat and other staple…

Census of Agriculture Data Is Christmas for Farm Nerds

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Farm data galore – by county and state, as well as nationally. Every…

Study: Global Warming Will Harm Agriculture Sooner Than Previously Thought

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Increased heat and water scarcity will limit food production.…

Q & A: Julene Bair, Author of The Ogallala Road

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Fancy machinery and irrigation systems that pull millions of…

NASA's GRACE Satellites Show Colorado River Basin's Biggest Water Losses Are Groundwater (2005-2013)

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During presentations this week at the annual fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union, researchers at the University of California, Irvine, announced that the region's most visible signs of drought – shrinking reservoirs – are dwarfed by groundwater losses.

Kansas and Army Corps Revive Study to Ship Water from Missouri River to Ogallala Aquifer

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In addition to reducing demand from its key aquifer, Kansas wants to study the cost of importing water to the High Plains. But will this cause conflict with neighboring states that also use the river?