With a historic drought affecting the Southwest U.S., water shortage issues are becoming an ever increasing concern. Counties are instituting water limitations and metering, and these water restrictions will have a serious effect on agriculture crop production. We’ll look at what’s happening in the most-affected states, and what you can do.
EPA officials announced Tuesday, June 10, that farmers, ranchers, rural property owners and other interested stakeholders will be allowed additional time to comment on its proposed water rules. The date for comment, that was set to expire July 21...
Voluntary conservation practices place Oklahoma among the water quality elite for another year. Farmers, ranchers and other landowners have helped remove nine more streams from Oklahoma’s 303(d) list of impaired streams.
Rain fell on much of the Southwest from a few days before through a few days after the Memorial Day weekend, leaving as much as 11 inches in some locations. Other areas received as little as a trace of rain.
While the rains are generally a positive development for most farms and ranches, those that have been harvesting wheat, onions, melons and other select crops may be kept out of their fields for several days.