Category Archives: Water

Thought of the Week

“Anyone who can solve the problems of water will be worthy of two Nobel prizes – one for peace, and one for science.” -President J.F.K.

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Thought of the Week

Out here, water is like gold -Ed Wiltse, Mayor of Ulysses, Kansas

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Thought of the Week

You can’t do anything about the rain that won’t fall, or the rain that won’t stop falling.  

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Thought of the Week

Every dollar invested in soil and water conservation can save five to ten times that amount in costs associated with dredging rivers, building levees, and flood control in downstream areas. Dirt

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Thought of the Week

RAIN MAKES GRAIN

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Top 10 Crops In Santa Cruz County, California

In October, 2014, I wrote a post about the field trip my dad and I took to the strawberry fields of Pajaro Valley, located in Santa Cruz, California – one of the most concentrated, richest farming areas in the world. … Continue reading

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How Much Water Does It Take?

The west is dry, that’s not a newsflash.  California, the largest farm state in our union, has a dire water shortage.  Do you think it matters?  Sure it does.    California grows crops – including nuts, fruits and vegetables – … Continue reading

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California Governor Stands Up For Agriculture

In recent articles about California’s dire water situation, Governor Jerry Brown defended his order requiring Californians to cut back on their water use, and sparing those who consume the most water – farmers. California is in its 4th year of … Continue reading

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Water, Water, Everywhere

The Farm Journal Media, formerly Kiplinger, publishes weekly newsletters with agricultural forecasts, statistics, and news.  It’s a great resource for farmers and ranchers.  In their November 28th, 2014 newsletter, they had an interesting section on water use. Water is a … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

Whiskey is for drinkin’, and water is for fightin’. -Mark Twain

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