The Ogallala Aquifer Initiative (OAI) recently received $8 million in funding from the USDA to improve water conservation practices across eight states. The eight states include mostly of all Nebraska and sizable sections of New Mexico, Kansas, Colorado, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming. With the help of the USDA and NRCS, farmers and ranchers will establish sustainable agricultural practices such as the use of cover crops or improving irrigation systems. Practices such as this will aid in tackling water scarcity. For more information, please check out the link below! Also, did you know that the Ogallala Aquifer supplies about 30% of all irrigation water in the U.S.? I bet you want to double click that link now!