Tag Archives: #water

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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Thought of the Week

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.

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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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Sweet Hills Farm – Winter Livestock Care

Isn’t it something, that when we think of the need for water, we think of warm weather, heat and summer.  But, we all need a ready, clean water supply in the winter, too.  Livestock, especially, are vulnerable to becoming chilled … Continue reading

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The Editors at the NY Times Should Probably Stop Eating…

…because apparently they have an issue with irrigated agriculture –  how a huge percentage of food nation-wide is grown.  It is unfortunate that individuals at such a prestigious publication, upon which thousands of people rely for quality news, decided to … Continue reading

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Irrigation of the Treasure Valley, Idaho

When one thinks of the Great State of Idaho, they often think of the Rocky Mountains. Indeed, this is not without foundation, as 75% of the state is mountainous.  However, the bottom band, east to west, is called the “Snake … Continue reading

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Straight From the Farmer’s Mouth

Farmer Ed Schneider let us know about a good series of videos produced by the Washington Potato Commission that feature potato farmers!  This video stars farmer Nick Johnson of Johnson Agriprises in Othello, WA. Nick is talking to us about … Continue reading

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