Weather Forecasts For Your Farm
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- All Eyes On El Niño
07/26/2014Meteorologists are predicting with a 70% to 80% certainty that El Niño (“the boy” in Spanish) conditions will arrive later this summer.
- Kansas Farmers Adjust Practices as Ogallala Aquifer Shrinks
07/24/2014Irrigation transformed this region known by early explorers as the Great American Desert into an oasis of sorts. In an area of limited rainfall and surface water availability, the Ogallala allowed farmers to grow corn, which attracted cattle feedlots, then meatpacking plants, ethanol plants and dairies. Now the nation's largest freshwater aquifer is starting to run dry.
- California Water Prices Soar for Farmers as Drought Intensifies
07/24/2014Farmers in California’s Central Valley are paying as much as 10 times more for water than they did before the state’s record drought cut supply.
- Midweek Markets: Don't Be a Deer in the Headlights
07/23/2014Low new-crop prices have caused many growers to freeze their marketing. AgWeb's market experts outline some issues that farmers should be watching.
- California Almonds Saved by Using Water for Veggies
07/17/2014Farmers in California, the source of 80 percent of the world’s almonds, are rescuing the nut from drought this year by diverting water used for vegetable crops and drilling more wells.