Tag Archives: #drought

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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Farmer Update – John Sturtevant

After harvest each fall, our farmers often send us a summary of their year, market information, and thoughts on next year. This update is from Farmer John Sturtevant, of Pasco, WA, and has lots of interesting bits of information. Farmers … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

Farmers know they are in a speculative business; they routinely bet on good weather and high prices. The difference between farmers and other speculators, however, is that society needs farmers to speculate in order to provide food and fiber to … Continue reading

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Idaho’s Snow Report

While Idaho, especially southwestern Idaho, is still in a drought due to years of low snowfall in the mountains, things have eased this year. This was helped in part by late winter and early spring snowfall in the mountains, as … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

“Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance.” -Abigail Adams

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