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Market to Market (August 28, 2015)

posted on August 28, 2015 at 6:26 PM

Market to Market (August 28, 2015)
Full Program: Farmers and ranchers watch record profits dwindle, legal action shuts off the tap on new EPA water rules, and growing crops in a drought leaves some producers up in the air. Market analysis with Darin Newsom. Full Story

Vertical Growing Takes Off in Tulsa

posted on August 28, 2015 at 5:57 PM

Vertical Growing Takes Off in Tulsa
The Oklahoma landscape is dominated by oil pumping jacks and cattle. But in one area of Tulsa, a new type of greenhouse has sprung up. Part new business opportunity, part environmentally conscious philosophy, Scissortail Farms has embarked on a... Full Story

Versatile Grapes Help Generations Keep Bottling Their Dreams

posted on August 21, 2015 at 5:42 PM

Versatile Grapes Help Generations Keep Bottling Their Dreams
The Golden State ranks 1st in the nation for grape production and 4th in the world for wine production, behind Italy, France, and Spain. But in the past few decades, California winemakers have begun to see vintners in other states bring out... Full Story

California land quickly sinking in drought costs farmers

posted on August 21, 2015 at 3:35 PM

Land in Central California's agricultural region is sinking so quickly because of the state's historic drought that it is forcing farmers to spend millions of dollars upgrading irrigation canals and putting roads, bridges and other infrastructure... Full Story

Drought forces trout to be trucked from California hatchery

posted on August 14, 2015 at 10:33 AM

Tons of rainbow trout had to be rescued from a Central California fish hatchery and moved by truck to cooler lake water, sparing them from the state's relentless drought, wildlife officials said Wednesday. Full Story

Drought could hurt endangered fish caught in water fight

posted on August 7, 2015 at 4:01 PM

California's historic drought could wipe out a tiny, endangered fish that's played an outsized role in the state's water wars. Full Story

Iran Nuclear Deal Could Pinch Central Valley Commodities

posted on July 31, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Iran Nuclear Deal Could Pinch Central Valley Commodities
As California’s chronic dry spell bears down for a fourth consecutive year, parched streams and reservoirs like Lake Isabella, the victim of ‘exceptional’ drought, are exhibit A for the most dire classification of the U.S. drought monitor. Full Story

California zeroes in on conservation stragglers amid drought

posted on July 31, 2015 at 3:55 PM

California residents heeded the call to turn off sprinklers in the first month of mandated water conservation, leading to a 27 percent plunge in June. Full Story

Dry California shows it's serious about enforcing water cuts

posted on July 24, 2015 at 2:19 PM

California drought regulators sent the strongest signal yet that they're serious about cracking down on water waste by proposing a first-of-its kind, $1.5 million fine against a group of farmers they say illegally took water. Full Story

The Drought Continues to Make Life Difficult in California

posted on June 22, 2015 at 4:29 PM

The Drought Continues to Make Life Difficult in California
The parched earth of California's Central Valley is begging for rain…and so are the farmers who use it to grow a majority of the nation’s fresh produce. Those who make a living with agriculture are enduring their fourth straight year of record... Full Story

Feds say Southwest, Northwest could see catastrophic fires

posted on June 12, 2015 at 3:17 PM

Despite a wet spring over much of the nation, the Obama administration warned Tuesday of potentially catastrophic wildfires this summer, especially in the Southwest and Northwest. Full Story

California tries to save salmon in Wine Country creeks

posted on June 12, 2015 at 1:31 PM

California is taking desperate steps to save the last endangered salmon in Wine Country creeks that are going dry because of over-pumping and the drought, officials said Thursday. Full Story

Market to Market (June 5, 2015)

posted on June 5, 2015 at 7:13 PM

Market to Market (June 5, 2015)
Full Program: Lawmakers assess the impact of persistent drought in the West. We soar into the wild blue yonder to examine the role of drones in agriculture. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. Full Story

California's drought spurring water recycling at home

posted on June 5, 2015 at 3:49 PM

Showering during California's drought is a guilt-free experience for homeowners Catarina Negrin and Noah Friedman. Full Story

California's largest lake threatened by urban water transfer

posted on June 5, 2015 at 3:39 PM

Once-bustling marinas on shallow water in California's largest lake a few years ago are bone-dry. Carcasses of oxygen-starved tilapia lie on desolate shores. Flocks of eared grebes and shoreline birds bob up and down to feast on marine life. Full Story
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