Boone County will have more irrigated acres of farm land next year due to recent action by the Lower Loup Natural Resources District (LLNRD) Board of Directors.
At its November meeting, the board approved a total of 2,002.62 new irrigated acres to be developed in 2011. This total includes 177.3 in Boone County.
NRD General Manager Leon “Butch” Koehlmoos said 53 of the 215 applications received by the NRD for new irrigation scored the highest using ranking criteria established by the NRD board. The board had set a target of 2,000 new acres for 2011, the second of four years that new irrigation could be allowed.
Details in the Dec. 8 Albion News Print and Electronic Editions.