The CEO of one of the nation’s largest cooperatives says there may not be enough water to support 10 billion people by 2050.
Beth Ford with Land O’Lakes says demand for water will almost surpass supply, which could hurt production agriculture unless there’s advancements in drought-tolerant genetics. “We need that yield stabilizer. We need technology overall whether it’s applied research, investment in seed, investment in crop protection – those areas that will help improve yield overtime and deal with this water shortage.
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