California farmers racing to boost irrigation efficiency

“Increased competition for limited water supplies and higher costs are forcing California farmers to use new technology to improve their irrigation systems and water management practices.

Facing urban growth, environmental concerns, wildfires and other pressures on water supplies, USDA warns “the efficiency of irrigation systems is particularly important in the arid Western states where water demand for agriculture is greatest, and where increases in competing demands and climate change impacts are expected to affect future water supplies for agriculture.””

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