New resources to help farmers in drought grow more water-efficient crops

Congress has already approved more than $11 million for design work and $45 million for the first phase of construction, which is set to begin next month.

While many have a surplus in moisture, there are still farmers in need of rain. The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) Research Center wants to help farmers pursue planting more water-efficient crops that are easier to grow in drought conditions.

Representative Mike Flood (R-NE) shares more about the planned project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln:

“This Precision Agriculture center will allow us to learn and research how to raise more corn, more grains, and more soybeans with less water,” said Rep. Flood. “And that pays a dividend to every single American and our food security.”

Congress has already approved more than $11 million for design work and $45 million for the first phase of construction, which is set to begin next month.

To learn more and access the University of Nebraska’s resources, click here.

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