The interrelationship between food security of the United States and a diminishing water resource balances on the condition of that water resource, the quantity of other substitute resources, and the level of future technology. The answer to whether food supplies in the United States can be threatened by a given resource such as water cannot be answered solely by examining the resource in question. Rather the interactions of all resources used in the production of agricultural commodities must be analyzed.
This paper was prepared for presentation at the Workshop entitled "Food Security in the United States" to be held on September 23 and 24 in Lexington, Kentucky.
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