drought

Smaller Oklahoma pecan harvest expected this fall

Yields are inconsistent across the region, but native pecan growers may see smaller yields since they don't have the ability to irrigate. more »

Crops fallowed, herds reduced as drought deepens

State farmers fallowed 395,100 acres of cropland last year, resulting in more than 14,000 lost farm jobs and $1.7 billion in revenue losses. more »

Alternatives sought for farm fallowing amid dust worries

Farmers, researchers, government officials and water managers are looking at ways to ease the transition to fallowed ground and mitigate concerns such as dust, and one option points to grain. more »

Drought strategies for walnut orchards

Walnut growers aren't getting all the water their plants need, and water stress at this time of year affects this crop and the crop for next year. more »

Drought picture grows more bleak for California agriculture

The farmers are facing water supply challenges that are worse this season than in previous dry years. more »

Effects of drought, inflation top Farm Bureau testimony

California farmers are facing an 'existential crisis' as water remains problematic, water infrastructure needs repair, costs increase while farmer payments don't, and international markets become inaccessible. more »

Grower input wanted for water resources study

Researchers and Extension specialists working across California, New Mexico and Utah seek to understand how growers manage water resources, and to provide potential support for drought management. more »

Water cuts leave hard choices for farmers

Decisions have to be made on what to fallow, as California sees the lowest January, February and March precipitation levels in over 160 years. more »

Klamath farmers facing water cuts

Allocations will be less than 15% of what irrigators need. This is a third consecutive drought year, and food production is expected to be heavily impacted. more »

CA judge halts curtailment for Siskiyou County irrigators

A temporary restraining order is in effect until May 5, pending the outcome of a hearing regarding the state's overreach by trying to prevent farmers from using groundwater supplies. more »

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