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Extreme Weather, Natural Events Threaten Ag Products, Property from South Pacific to Southwest

posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Extreme Weather, Natural Events Threaten Ag Products, Property from South Pacific to Southwest
In Hawaii, lava from one of the world’s most active volcanoes continued its slow but steady creep, nearing rural homes on the Big Island. While Kilauea, has erupted continuously since 1983, scientists warn if the current trail of magma... Full Story

New Mexico's green chile harvest in full swing

posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:33 AM

The sweet aroma of roasted peppers is wafting throughout New Mexico, signaling that fall is around the corner and the green chile harvest is in full swing. Full Story

California Seeks Regulation of State Groundwater

posted on September 5, 2014 at 6:16 PM

California Seeks Regulation of State Groundwater
As extreme drought continues its 3-year chokehold on California, Sacramento lawmakers took steps late last week to regulate groundwater supplies for the first time in state history. Full Story

Royal-sized Celebration for Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

posted on September 5, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Royal-sized Celebration for Cellulosic Ethanol Plant
A rural Iowa community was joined by dignitaries, including the king of The Netherlands, as they celebrated the opening of the world's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant. Full Story

Sesame Production Catching on in Southeast U.S.

posted on September 5, 2014 at 3:26 PM

LAKE CITY, Ark. (AP) — Sesame is gaining a foothold in parts of the southeast United States, where cotton has long been king, as farmers take advantage of its drought tolerance and a recently developed trait that lets them bring it in with... Full Story

Wildfire season off pace, drought limited east of Rockies

posted on August 29, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Wildfire season off pace, drought limited east of Rockies
One of the driest periods in California history has not resulted in the number of wildfires as experts feared. Nevertheless, parts of the Golden State are burning. Full Story

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
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