Ellingson Water Management has developed a tool to evaluate the return-on-investment for tiling systems. Derek Ellingson, who covers the Red River Valley, explains this new option. “We have propriety software, considering past yields and rain data and coming back with the overall yield that they can expect over a specific time span. Bankers finally have something tangible to back up that loan.” Land values have remained relatively flat, putting more importance on improving the productivity for each acre. “The extra bushels are really what separate one farmer from another.”
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