to use new science. She said that she did see in agriculture a readiness for change. In the last legislative session, the Food & Energy Security Act was passed, which places a tax on every barrel of petroleum that enters the state. Part of that revenue is allocated to energy independence and food self-sufficiency and safety. The expense of providing water for farming was an equally pressing issue, she said, and should be addressed with public-private funds.
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