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Shrinking water supplies in U.S. breadbasket

Aug. 27, 2013 - A critical water source for U.S. farmers and ranchers is being depleted at a rapid rate and nearly 70 per cent of it will disappear within the next 50 years if the current trend does not change, according to a report issued this week.

The report said limited water supplies will begin to have a significant impact on food production over the next few decades.

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