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Record drought saps California honey production

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:44 PM

California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers. Full Story

GPS devices find huge water loss in western US

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:40 PM

A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water. Full Story

Agriculture Chief Visits Water-Starved Families

posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:51 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited drought-stricken homeowners on Friday in Central California, saying drought and climate change would require major investment to secure future water supplies.Vilsack also... Full Story

Market to Market (July 18, 2014)

posted on July 18, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Market to Market (July 18, 2014)
Full Program: Locked in a drought of epic proportions, California cracks down on unauthorized use of water. A Midwestern photographer documents the critical contributions of women in agriculture. Market analysis with Sue Martin. Full Story

Wasting water now a fineable offense in California

posted on July 18, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Wasting water now a fineable offense in California
Responding to the worst drought in four decades in California, state leaders passed dramatic legislation this week aimed at conserving the remaining supply of water. Full Story

California Drought Threatens to Dry Up Farm Wells

posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:36 AM

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Researchers say farmers in pockets of California hardest hit by the drought could begin to see wells run dry next year. The Center for Watershed Sciences at the University of California, Davis, released the study Tuesday... Full Story

Mississippi River crests near records, crops progress with moisture

posted on July 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Mississippi River crests near records, crops progress with moisture
Add 2014 to the list of years with major flooding along the Mississippi River. The July 4th holiday weekend was washed out along the Davenport, Iowa riverfront. Full Story

California Hopes Fines up to $500 Slow Water Waste

posted on July 11, 2014 at 2:39 PM

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) -- Bo Cuketieh inadvertently let a fine mist from a leaky hose soak the front lawn of a Southern California home Wednesday before considering that such water waste could merit a $500 fine under unprecedented restrictions... Full Story

Month of rain ends, mess remains in Corn Belt

posted on July 3, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Month of rain ends, mess remains in Corn Belt
Mother Nature’s month of rain ended this week, but not before leaving her mark across the Upper Midwest. Full Story

A Look at How Water is Bought, Sold in California

posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:30 AM

(Associated Press) - Farmers, city managers and energy companies alike are hustling to find water amid the withering drought sweeping California. But hunting for water can be complicated when there is little for sale.  Those with water to... Full Story

Severe Weather Erases Drought in Portions of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota

posted on June 20, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Severe Weather Erases Drought in Portions of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota
Mother Nature took aim with both barrels this week, riddling several states with destructive weather. Full Story

Farmers begin harvest of Oklahoma's smallest wheat crop in more than 50 years

posted on June 20, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Farmers begin harvest of Oklahoma's smallest wheat crop in more than 50 years
The waving wheat is not as sweet this year in Oklahoma. Too little rain and late frigid temperatures stunted what the USDA says is likely the Sooner State’s smallest crop in more than 50 years. Full Story

Fish Taken From California Hatcheries Amid Drought

posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:06 PM

The operation, will transport about 2 million fish, including 430,000 fingerling steelhead salmon, for release months ahead of schedule. Full Story

Water woes force big brewers to tighten the tap

posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Some of the largest brewers in the U.S. are trying to reduce their water-to-beer ratio as drought and wildfire threaten the watersheds where they draw billions of gallons every year. Full Story

House, Senate unveil water project bill compromise

posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:06 AM

House and Senate negotiators on Thursday unveiled a compromise bill that authorizes billions of dollars for water projects over the next decade, from flood protections in California to deepening Georgia's rapidly growing Port of Savannah. Full Story
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