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State-issued irrigation permits soaring in SD

June 17, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The number of irrigation permits is soaring in South Dakota, due to a lingering drought and to lucrative market prices for crops such as corn, wheat and soybeans.
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Dry conditions spark busiest irrigation permit year since 2001

February 2, 2013 in The Daily Republic

A combination of drought, high commodity prices and highly priced farmland is driving a trend toward more irrigation in some areas of the state. Continue Reading

WEB rural water project marks 30 years

October 29, 2012 in The Daily Republic

ABERDEEN (AP) Thirty years ago, dignitaries gathered in the northern South Dakota town of Selby to launch the largest rural water project in the nation and the first one funded primarily with federal funds.
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Corn belt shifts north with climate change

October 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON Joe Waldman is saying goodbye to corn after yet another hot and dry summer convinced him that rainfall won’t be there when he needs it anymore. Continue Reading

Oahe irrigation potential remains untapped

September 29, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Memories of bitter fight stirred by Corps’ plan to charge for surplus water.

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Drought of 2012 renews interest in irrigation

September 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Robert Vivatson smiles at the memory of his initial foray into irrigation in the mid 1990s. Continue Reading

Works begins on $30M Dickinson water reclamation facility

August 29, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Dickinson and North Dakota officials celebrated the start of construction on a $30 million wastewater reclamation facility southeast of Dickinson on Wednesday, which is designed to serve a rapidly growing population. Continue Reading

DOT wants farmers to avoid irrigation overspray

July 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) The South Dakota Department of Transportation is asking farmers to try to keep their field irrigation systems from spraying water onto state highways. Continue Reading

Army Corps: No charge for Sakakawea irrigation water

April 18, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO North Dakota farmers won’t have to pay for water pumped from Lake Sakakawea to irrigate their fields, federal officials have decided. Continue Reading

Troubled Ogallala Aquifer focus of summit

July 21, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Farmers shift to dryland farming, more hardy crops as water runs out. Continue Reading