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401 Index Page numbers in italics signify figures. Abraham, Salem, 203 Advisory Committee on Water Resources, 310 Ag-gag bill (Kansas), 168 agribusiness, 152–54; family farms replaced by, 104, 268, 274 Agricultural Adjustment Act, 96, 275 Agricultural Golden Age, 69, 86, 88 Agricultural Research Service, 295 Agricultural Revolution, 43–44 agriculture: challenges of in High Plains, 332; and climate change, 269, 329–31; dryland, 84–90, 99, 112, 130, 201, 217, 315, 321, 334–37, 357n30; and environment, 11–12, 121–22; federal policies on, 55, 93– 102, 109–10, 269–74, 275; in grasslands , 42–43; and hog production, 154–58, 164–65, 175–76, 178; and human civilization, 338, 343; impact on soil of, 9, 28, 43, 100, 102, 290, 336; industrialization of, 104–5, 154–58; intensive, 76–81, 140, 177–78, 277; and land ownership , 263, 271; mechanization of, 28, 35, 39, 49–50, 61, 87, 114, 138– 40; no-till, 295, 316, 336; organic, 152–53, 254, 271; overproduction in, 97, 129, 130, 262, 264; replacement economy for, 249–50; by settlers, 49, 54–55; sustainable, 175, 254–55, 274, 277–78, 400n8; water as key to, 27. See also family farms and farmers air injection, 304 Albrecht, William A., 13, 21, 24 Albrecht’s dilemma, 24, 28 alfalfa, 7, 86, 242, 296 Alig, Richard, 155 Allen, Keith, 178, 296, 298, 315 Allen, Will, 215–16 alternative crops: as conservation strategy, 201, 239, 295, 296–98, 316; experimental fields for, 298–300 Amarillo Sunday News-Globe, 186 Amarillo tx, 53, 159, 181, 201, 203 Amazon Ditch, 65–66, 67, 68 American Association for the Advancement of Science (aaas), 56 American Lung Association, 158 American Sugar Beet Corporation, 74 Amosson, Steve, 283 Anderson, “Andy,” 149 Anderson, Clinton, 104–5 Andrus, Cecil, 311 Angell, Charlie, 87 angiosperms, 35 aperiodicity, 268–69, 275 Appalachia, 23, 99, 387n50 Appalachian Mountains, 50 “appropriate use,” 241 Archuleta, Ed, 213 402 index Arctic underflow theory, 69, 71–72, 182, 304–5 Arkansas River, 61, 72, 75, 77, 304; and Garden City Experiment, 63–69; and underflow, 69, 71–72, 73, 81 Arkansas River Compact, 68 Armentrout, W. H., 64 Armstrong County (tx), 186 Army Corps of Engineers, 11, 243– 44, 302 artificial recharge, 233, 304 Athearn, Robert G., 50–51 Aughey, Samuel, 56 Ausubel, Jesse H., 2 automated irrigation, 295–96 Aztecs, 38 Baca County (co), 51, 99, 105 Bailey County (tx), 186 Baker, Artemus “Artie,” 129–30 Baker, Gary, 147, 297, 329 Bankson, Dwain, 163–64 Barbato, Lucia, 325 Barbour, Erwin H., 117 Barby, Gene, 230–31, 261 Barton County (ks), 168 Batteau, Allan, 281 beans, 297 Beauchamp, Tony, 188 Beaver County (ok), 91, 102, 221 Beck, R. W., 305 Beckman, Stuart, 251 beef industry, 11, 147–48, 179; meatpacking plants in, 149–52. See also cattle Bender, Marty, 299 “beneficial use,” 5, 15, 166, 173, 183, 237, 302; and tcwra-owrb con- flict, 221, 223–26, 228–31 Bennett, Hugh Hammond, 100– 101, 108 Bent County (co), 99 Bentzen, Melvin, 291 Bergland, Bob, 269 Berry, Wendell, 260 big bluestem, 30, 31, 32–33, 36, 37 Biggers, Don H., 182 Big Thompson Project, 181 Bird, Elizabeth, 331–32 Bittinger, Morton W., 311 blue grama, 30, 34, 36, 37 bluestems, 13, 25. See also big bluestem ; little bluestem Boise City ok, 91 Bolin, Bert, 327 Bonnifield, Paul, 84, 93, 99, 357n30 Borchert, John, 107–8 Bordovsky, Jim, 293 Borlaug, Norman E., 41 Bossert, Wayne, 167, 315, 364n74, 381n221; and zero-depletion irrigation , 245–50, 251 Boussingault, Jean-Baptiste, 23 Bouwer, Herman, 310 Boyd, Danny M., 165 Bradbury, John, 48 Brady, Inge, 204 Brandherm, Mike, 164 Brant, Gail, 333 Bredehoeft, John, 252 Bristow, Joseph L., 77, 120 Broecker, Wallace, 327 Browner, Carol, 170 buffalo, 46 buffalo grass, 30, 34, 36, 37, 68, 106 Buller, Orlan, 246 Bureau of Agricultural Economics, 95 Bureau of Soils, 13, 100 Burnham, John, 115 Busby, Fee, 278 Butz, Earl, 262 Cal-Maine Foods, 179 Canada v. City of Shawnee, 220–21 Canada wildrye, 33, 36 index 403 Canadian River Municipal Water Authority (crmwa), 197, 203–4, 206, 214 capillary water, 304 Carter, Jimmy, 311 Castonguay, Stephane, 12 Castro County (tx), 186 cattle, 92; feeding of, 33, 91, 179; Gigot business in, 147–52; in Great Plains, 3–4; Hitch business in, 164–65. See also beef industry Center for Rural Affairs, 317, 331 center-pivot irrigation, 258, 261, 283; described, 140–43; improvements to, 291–96 Central Arizona Project...

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