For farms, irrigation future hot Pumping versus rainfall for crops: Making proper choice can make or break economy

Of all the water coming out of the Ogallala Aquifer, farmers are sucking it up faster than anyone else, but a recent Texas Tech University study showed the Panhandle would lose up to 12,000 jobs if farmers stopped watering the 1.4 million acres they irrigate and farmed only with water from the sky.

Of all the water coming out of the Ogallala Aquifer, farmers are sucking it up faster than anyone else, but a recent Texas Tech University study showed the Panhandle would lose up to 12,000 jobs if farmers stopped watering the 1.4 million acres they irrigate and farmed only with water from the sky.

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