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Farm Journal Pulse: Irrigated vs. Non-Irrigated Acres

April 19, 2013
By: Sara Schafer, Farm Journal Media Business and Crops Editor

Around 70% of Farm Journal Pulse farmers are dryland farmers. Check out the results on an interactive map.

Farm Journal Pulse

Irrigation systems appear to be pretty regional, based on the results of this week’s Farm Journal Pulse.

The text message survey of farmers and ranchers, asked: Approximately what percentage of your acreage is irrigated?

Here are the results:

  • None: 71%
  • 1-25% of acres: 9%
  • 26-50% of acres: 5%
  • 51-75% of aces: 3%
  • 76-99% of acres: 7%
  • 100% of acres: 5%


Slightly more than 70% don’t use irrigation, where as 9% have around 25% of their acres irrigated.

Click the map below to see how people responded:

4 18 13 Pulse


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