Today’s Topic: 2009 agricultural water-use survey

by | Jul 7, 2009

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.”

southernfarmnetwork1Last year, the General Assembly passed a bill requiring NCDA&CS to implement an annual survey of agricultural water use. Our Statistics Division contacted 9,000 farms and received responses from a whopping 86 percent. The survey showed that average daily withdrawals by farmers were 108 million gallons from surface waters and 41 million gallons from ground water. Combined, farms accounted for about 1 percent of the more than 15 billion gallons of water used daily in North Carolina. Listen in as Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda Garrison discuss the importance of this survey.


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