September 3, 2004
September 3, 2004 -- Agriculture Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics Joseph Jen announced this week that USDA will host a listening session on agricultural water security Sept. 9-10, 2004, in Park City, Utah. The session seeks to identify potential solutions to issues arising from increasing demands for a limited supply of water resources in the United States.
Six key themes have been identified for discussion: drought risk assessment and preparedness, general water conservation, irrigation efficiency, water marketing, rural and urban water reuse and biotechnology.
Additional information about the listening session can be obtained by calling Mike O?Neill at 202-205-5952 or Dale Bucks at 301-504-7034.