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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Georgia's only Research Center for Irrigation is on the chopping block under possible higher education cuts.

The C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park in Camilla is funded through the University of Georgia. State lawmakers ordered the University System to come up with 300-million dollars worth of proposed cuts. The center is included in that proposal.

Closing it would save $226,000. The center focuses on critical research in agricultural water use and efficiency of water use. Farmers say relative to the cost of the operation, the returns are crucial.


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