As the cost of water goes up, the design of irrigation systems is changing to help reduce overhead. Right now is the time for home agriculture and commercial agriculture operations to invest in water-saving agriculture irrigation systems. In 2013, 18 states were listed as abnormally dry, 10 were listed as having extreme droughts, and 4 were listed as being in a state of exceptionally severe drought. (Check out the Drought Map for detailed information.)
The cost of water is going to continue to rise. In areas like California there is already extreme pressure between agriculture and cities. It’s only going to increase as drought conditions continue to worsen. Investing in water-saving agriculture irrigation systems will help your operation meet its production goals without adding to the burden of water costs.
Water Saving Features are Becoming Crucial
Using California as an example again, a small area of farmers invested in special design features for saving water over 20 years ago. Those farmers are able to buy water for $8 an acre where others are paying over $1300 for an acre of water. This dramatic increase in the price of doing business is also reflected at the market level. How farmers utilize irrigation is a crucial step in farming and in the cost of many different goods. The cost of water is going to continue to rise. How farmers invest in that process now can make or break their business.
If you are interested in learning more about how irrigation systems can help you save water and improve your crop yield, contact us at WP Law, Inc. today.