Every drop counts in Minnesota’s thirstiest soils

September 12, 2023

Irrigating for quality crops while conserving water requires technology and the knowledge that powers it.

Farmers are in it for the long haul, six generations deep in the case of Grant Anderson and family of Belgrade.

The Anderson farm in the Bonanza Valley sits on a sand plain that reaches out from the shores of the Mississippi River.

The speed with which water drains through sandy soils makes watering crops in a sand plain both an agronomic necessity and a conservation challenge.

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