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Texas Ranchers Seeking Alternative Incomes

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Cattle producers in the nation's top beef-producing state are doing everything they can to make up for the smaller profits since the drought, which began in early 2011, forced a widespread culling of herds. Though limited supplies have prompted a... Full Story

The biggest stories in rural America in 2014

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:02 PM

The biggest stories in rural America in 2014
2014 was full of big stories impacting rural America. Politics, protests and policymaking played out across the country, including discussions aimed at cutting the amount of ethanol in renewable fuel mandates. Full Story

Market to Market (December 12, 2014)

posted on December 12, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Market to Market (December 12, 2014)
Full Program: Torrential rains swamp northern California but fall short of ending an epic drought. Entrepreneurs learn to grow food year-round in the heart of the Windy City. Market analysis with Sue Martin. Full Story

Pinneaple Express Brings Much-Needed Moisture to West Coast

posted on December 12, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Pinneaple Express Brings Much-Needed Moisture to West Coast
One of Mother Nature’s cruelest ironies is a flood in the middle of a drought. But that’s what folks in some parts of California dealt with this week as an early December storm provided a bit of relief to California’s drought. Full Story

With Future Uncertain, Colorado Shields its Water

posted on December 12, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Colorado is drawing up a strategy to capture and protect some of the trillions of gallons of water that gushes out of the Rocky Mountains every spring. Full Story

California Residential Water Use Varies Widely

posted on November 7, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Residents in California's coastal communities use far less water than their inland counterparts, but must still find ways to cut back more, residential per-capita water-use figures released for the first time Tuesday show. Full Story

California's Deeping Drought Shrinks Rice Harvest

posted on October 31, 2014 at 2:56 PM

California's deepening drought is shrinking its rice harvest, and that's bad news for farmers, migratory birds and sushi lovers. Full Story

Texas Cattle Industry Struggles With Effects of Drought

posted on October 10, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Texas Cattle Industry Struggles With Effects of Drought
Recent rains in Texas have helped replenish soil moisture in parts of the nation’s top cattle-producing state. But most of north Texas remains locked in persistent drought that began nearly four years ago. And ranchers in the arid region know... Full Story

Wildfires, Sinking Land the Result of California's 3 Year Drought

posted on September 26, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Wildfires, Sinking Land the Result of California's 3 Year Drought
California’s King Fire continued to rage this week, fueled by drought-stricken timber and tinder-dry grass. The blaze, an alleged product of arson, already has consumed an area the size of the San Francisco peninsula. Full Story

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
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