Drought Still On, But Heavy Rains Are Improving Conditions in Nebraska
Short water supplies are in fact a significant impediment to economic growth in Nebraska and other states. Both the potable and wastewater sides of the equation are going to require lots of investment: An estimated $1.4 billion in Nebraska alone, says the EPA. Iowa needs $3.5 billion over the next 20 years.

About Half of All Acres in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska Use Conservation Tillage
Primarily a soil-erosion and water-conservation method of farming; it's what keeps the Dust Bowl from happening again

last revised 11.21.2005