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Sustainability

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Water is a critical input in agriculture, reducing uncertainty in ensuring food and nutrition security and meeting fuel and clothing needs.
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The irrigation industry has a significant impact on the economy in the U.S. with its impacts totaling nearly $23.3 billion per year.
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The Irrigation Association will host “Irrigation’s Role in Sustaining Value & Mitigating Risk,” a one-hour webinar on July 26.  
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The Environmental Protection Agency is working to provide an update revising its current Waters of the United States rule.  
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The practice of precision agriculture, including precision irrigation, could provide a fruitful path to fewer inputs with increased yield.
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Even though irrigated agriculture occupies only 20% of the world's cultivated land, it yields 40% of the global food supply.
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By using irrigation scheduling applications, producers can make informed decisions leading to higher yields with fewer irrigation inputs.
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Irrigation professionals have the opportunity to share the importance of efficient irrigation practices through Smart Irrigation Month.
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The clouds have parted over the Colorado River, letting the shining light of consensus illuminate the rising water.  
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The Irrigation Association, Fairfax, Virginia, opens its annual Smart Water Application Technologies awards program May 31.