STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Texas Drought Relief
It appears that parts of Texas are finally going to get some rain. Much of western Texas and Oklahoma have been as deficient of rainfall as California. In fact, the Southern Plains and California are ... Posted on 5/22/14 at 1:36 AM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Some things don't change
Parts of the Upper Midwest were ravaged by drought in 2006, and a group of North Dakota farmers went to Washington, D.C., in the fall to press Congress for drought aid. I went along.
The drought, so ... Posted on 5/2/14 at 9:45 AM
A new report from the University of California, Davis, shows California agriculture is weathering its worst drought in decades because of groundwater reserves, but the nation’s produce basket might come up dry in the future if it continues to treat those reserves like an unlimited savings account.
University of California, Davis
, July 15, 2014
As California enters summer with a below-normal mountain snowpack to feed its streams and reservoirs, the portion of the parched state experiencing exceptionally severe drought conditions is growing, experts say.
California’s drought will cause thousands of workers to lose their jobs and cost farmers in the state’s Central Valley breadbasket $1.7 billion, researchers say in the first economic study of what may be the state’s driest year on record.
The most powerful winter storm to hit California in more than a year dumped several feet of snow in the high Sierras and soaked lower elevations with rain over the weekend, easing drought conditions but leaving the state thirsting for more, officials said on Monday.
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