As Irrigation-Related Water Issues Mount, Maisco Launches Public Awareness Drive

Press Release

Maisco, Michiana’s first and only full-service irrigation specialist, launched a new public awareness campaign. With farmers throughout northern Indiana and the southwestern part of Michigan increasingly feeling the pressure of tight water supplies, the new Maisco-initiated public awareness campaign aims to provide some relief. Through a focused blend of press appearances and other efforts, Maisco representatives will help spread awareness as to how the strategic use of water-conserving valley irrigation systems and other approaches can greatly improve efficiency without sacrificing crop yields. More information about the new public awareness campaign and the company’s full range of products, parts, and services is available now at www.maisco.net.

“Other than sun, there’s nothing more important to farms of all kinds than water,” Maisco co-founder Dan Ganger said, “For nearly forty years, I’ve been focused on helping farms throughout Michiana make the most of the water they use, and and it has been an incredibly rewarding experience. The stakes have never been higher than they are today, though, and we hope that our new public awareness campaign is going to help even more of those in the agriculture industry understand their options.”

Every five years, as a followup to the agency’s regular Census of Agriculture, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service conducts a survey focusing on irrigation. With over 35,000 producers reporting back on the latest set of questions, the NASS found that more than 55 million acres of farmland rely on irrigation at the present time, with the vast majority of the space being harvested cropland.

With 88.5 million acre-feet of water now being turned toward that purpose in the average year, wringing the greatest possible effect out of each ounce has never been more important. For over twenty years, Maisco has been a key contributor to that goal, providing farms throughout Michiana with highly efficient irrigation equipment and a full range of associated parts and services.

As a highly successful Michigan and Indiana irrigation system company for such a long time, Maisco is especially well-positioned to help spread awareness as to the importance, practicality, and rewards of making even more productive use of water. With the company’s 2003 introduction to the region of the Valley system now known as the DualSpan Corner, for example, Maisco helped open up new possibilities for farmers throughout the region with regard to maximizing productive acreage while making the most of their irrigation efforts.

The company’s new public awareness campaign will therefore build on its longtime mission while helping those interested come up to speed with the latest and most significant developments in the field. More information can be found at the Maisco website, along with contact information.

About Maisco:
As Michiana’s only full service irrigation company, Maisco brings the best in water-efficient, yield-promoting equipment, parts, and service to clients throughout northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.