SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 28--SUPPORTING THE GOALS OF SMART IRRIGATION MONTH, WHICH RECOGNIZES THE ADVANCES IN IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY AND PRACTICES THAT HELP RAISE HEALTHY PLANTS AND INCREASE...
(Senate - June 16, 2009)

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    SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 28--SUPPORTING THE GOALS OF SMART 
     IRRIGATION MONTH, WHICH RECOGNIZES THE ADVANCES IN IRRIGATION 
 TECHNOLOGY AND PRACTICES THAT HELP RAISE HEALTHY PLANTS AND INCREASE 
CROP YIELDS WHILE USING WATER RESOURCES MORE EFFICIENTLY AND ENCOURAGES 
THE ADOPTION OF SMART IRRIGATION PRACTICES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES 
 TO FURTHER IMPROVE WATER-USE EFFICIENCY IN AGRICULTURAL, RESIDENTIAL, 
                       AND COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES

  Mr. NELSON of Nebraska (for himself and Mrs. Feinstein) submitted the 
following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on 
Energy and Natural Resources:

                            S. Con. Res. 28

       Whereas water is a finite resource that is vital to human 
     life;
       Whereas growing populations and changing climate mean 
     increased pressure on limited water supplies;
       Whereas well-maintained green spaces are important to the 
     health and well-being of communities and individuals;
       Whereas abundant supplies of affordable food and fiber 
     raise the standard of living for all people of the United 
     States;
       Whereas appropriate irrigation technology, combined with 
     best practices, can significantly improve water-use 
     efficiency and reduce runoff while achieving greater 
     agricultural yields per acre-foot of water used;
       Whereas appropriate irrigation technology, combined with 
     best practices, can significantly reduce water usage and 
     runoff while creating healthy lawns, landscaping, and sports 
     turf; and
       Whereas because July is a peak month for the use of water 
     for irrigation, July has been selected as Smart Irrigation 
     Month: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives 
     concurring), That Congress supports the goals of Smart 
     Irrigation Month, which are--
       (1) to recognize the advances in irrigation technology and 
     practices that help raise healthy plants and increase crop 
     yields while using water resources more efficiently; and
       (2) to encourage the adoption of smart irrigation practices 
     throughout the United States to further improve water-use 
     efficiency in agricultural, residential, and commercial 
     activities.

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