STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT 'Do a rain dance'
I just got off the phone with an Oklahoma farmer who raises winter canola. (North Dakota, which raises the spring version of the crop, is the nation's leading canola producer.)
He says drought contin... Posted on 4/1/15 at 10:47 AM
STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Drought Brings Good With Bad
Since 1993, the weather pattern over the Red River Valley region has been wet. Dry periods within this time frame have been few and generally brief. Average annual rainfall increased 15-20 per cent st... Posted on 3/11/15 at 12:55 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday promised to consider the concerns of businesses affected by his order to cut urban water use by 25 percent as the prolonged drought in the most populous U.S. state drags into its fourth year.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Cities set to feel the brunt of California's mandated cutbacks in water use pushed back on Wednesday, calling a plan by regulators to demand reductions of as much as 35 percent in some communities unfair.
Causes of drought are complex. There is nothing in our atmosphere; no known circulation or recognized anomaly; which is certain to cause a drought. Also, it is impossible to know when a drought has begun. We cannot know if a short-term dry spell will become a full drought until it has been dry a long time.
PARIS/SINGAPORE - U.S. wheat fell more than 2 percent on Monday to its lowest in almost two weeks, wiping out gains from the previous session, as timely rains across dry U.S. growing belts eased concern over potential yield losses.
Gus Trompiz and Naveen Thukral
April 13, 2015
LOS ANGELES - Meager precipitation and a premature spring thaw caused by unusually mild temperatures last month have left the U.S. Western mountain snowpack, a key source of fresh surface water for the region, at record low levels, the government reported on Friday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The administration of California Governor Jerry Brown hit back on Thursday against criticism that its drought conservation mandates apply to consumers but do not include the state's $45 billion agriculture business.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California on Wednesday moved to tighten already stringent regulations on how much water can flow through toilets and faucets, part of the state's effort to respond to prolonged drought.
So strong was the belief that water was an inalienable right that several communities and cities promised never to install meters to measure water use - a jarring idea today in a state suffering from a prolonged drought and mandatory cuts to water consumption.
PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared a drought emergency on Monday in three southern and central Oregon counties, expanding upon earlier drought declarations the Democrat made in March, as the state faces record low snowpack levels.
CHICAGO - Drought pressures intensified in the U.S. Plains hard red winter wheat fields in the past week with rain forecast next week only for the northern portions of the belt while many parched western areas will likely remain dry, meteorologists said on Thursday.
The latest U.S. Drought Monitor is in, and much of the region continues to experience very dry conditions. Much of eastern North Dakota and Minnesota are in the Moderate Drought category, with the rest of the region experiencing abnormally dry conditions.
PHILLIPS, Calif. - California farmers, already hit by reductions in the amount of water they can buy for irrigation, will not be held to Democratic Governor Jerry Brown's order on Wednesday for a 25 percent reduction in water use in the state's prolonged drought.
SAN FRANCISCO - California should require oil producers to cut their water usage as part of the administration’s efforts to conserve water in the drought-ravaged state, environmentalists said on Wednesday.
PHILLIPS, Calif. - California Governor Jerry Brown, acting in the face of a devastating multiyear drought, ordered the first statewide mandatory water restrictions on Wednesday, directing cities and communities to reduce usage by 25 percent.
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