An irrigation system waters soybean plants in a field near Larned, as seen in this file photo from 2011.

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As a way of expanding education on water issues in the state, the Kansas Water Office is having a “Water Talk Series” in six cities this winter.

The fifth of the series will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Finney County Fairgrounds 4-H Building in Garden City.

Producers and stakeholders will hear information important to the coming year that will affect their operations in regards to future water supplies and tools to support reduced water use, such as Limited Irrigation Crop Insurance.

Topics include:

  • 2017 Limited Irrigation Crop Insurance coverage offered by USDA – Risk Management Agency
  • Regional groundwater level changes
  • Water Technology Farm Updates
  • Regional goals for Kansas water future
  • Conservation and water management tools

The event is also hosted by RMA, Southwest Groundwater Management District No. 3 and K-State Research and Extension Finney County.

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Kansas Agland Editor Amy Bickel's agriculture roots started in Gypsum. She has been covering Kansas agriculture for more than 15 years. Email her with news, photos and other information at or by calling (800) 766-3311 Ext. 320.

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