John Kanelis: Water should be on everyone's mind

Amarillo Globe-NewsResearchers at Texas universities — Staples cited Texas Tech and Texas A&M, specifically — are developing seeds that need less water to produce crops. He noted a research station in Monahans (way down in Ward County) has been multiplying tomato crop yields by 40 times using 86 percent less water.

Todd Staples ventured to the Texas Panhandle the other day to deliver a message that’s on the minds of most folks who live here.

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Researchers at Texas universities — Staples cited Texas Tech and Texas A&M, specifically — are developing seeds that need less water to produce crops. He noted a research station in Monahans (way down in Ward County) has been multiplying tomato crop yields by 40 times using 86 percent less water.

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