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New Reclamation Era, Vol. 27 (Classic Reprint)

New Reclamation Era, Vol. 27 (Classic Reprint)

ISBN: 9781356488179
Publisher: Palala Press
Publication Date: 2016-05-12
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Additional National Reclamation Association High Lights M. L. Wilson, Assistant Secretary of A griculture, in an address on The Future of American Agriculture ,made the following pertinent remarks at the recent annual meeting in Spokane of the National Reclamation A ssociation: I take it that your organization is based on the absolute need (if this part of the country is to realize its potentialities) of efficient use of the water resources of our Western States. No part of our agricultural structure has to take greater account of the future than reclamation. If a reclamation project is to succeed, we must forecast future needs and gauge our resources as accurately as possible. Planning, of course, is an essential part of a democracy and is not new to this country. We have suddenly become more conscious of the need for planning because of recent extreme economic and social dislocations. Our agricultural plans cannot be drawn up as blue prints because they may merely indicate broad channels and general directions; they must be sensitive to, and be molded by the forces which play upon our civilization; and they must grow and develop as the Nation grows and develops. We can look upon reclamation in the Western States, not as a land speculative and land booster program, but as a part of agricultural adjustment and land use which will give greater stability and which as a whole will bring about a better relationship with regard to the use of all the land. When viewed from this angle irrigation is a part of a real land use and adjustment program. ?3 The address by Senator William E. Borah of Idaho at the banquet, broadcast over the National Broadcasting Co., was an outstanding feature of the convention. He pledged full support of the reclamation program, including works designed to furnish supplemental water to lands now in projects needing additional storage, and
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