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December 7, 2016

 

farm village

Drought-Stricken Southern Madagascar Teeters On The Edge Of Famine

Fighting extreme poverty and failing crops caused by a three-year drought, U.N. food agencies are struggling to keep the region from succumbing to starvation.

November 20, 2016

 

sheep

As Greenland Gets Warmer, Farmers Struggle More Than Ever

Warming summers in Greenland have raised hopes for expansion of agriculture, but the summers have been drier, causing a decline in the number of sheep farms.

November 2, 2016

 

irrigated crops

How Would Clinton, Trump Protect The Ogallala Aquifer?

Harvest Public Media was unable to find cases where the candidates specifically address the Ogallala Aquifer, but each has each spoken to sustainable water use.

August 31, 2016

 

Bruce Hincks of Meadowood Farm

Northeast Farmers Grapple With Worst Drought In A Decade

This year, many fields are bone dry and that has many farmers in the region thinking about how to manage their land, their animals and the water that is there.

August 8, 2016

 

farmer Tom Willis

Kansas Farmers Try New Irrigation System To Save Water

Kansas Water Office is teaming with farmers to demonstrate that new irrigation methods can reduce the demand on the Ogallala Aquifer without sacrificing yields.

October 23, 2015

 

California drought

California Legislator Eyes Plan To Ship Water From Alaska

A California lawmaker is considering a plan to bring billions of gallons of water from Alaska to ease the ongoing drought.

October 14, 2015

 

pumpkins

Weather Woes Result In Fewer, Smaller Pumpkins

Excess rain leads pumpkins to rot when they can't absorb all the water. Too little rain means pumpkins shoot roots deep into the ground to find moisture.

August 21, 2015

 

corn

Crop Insurance Claims Jump Due To Unusual Weather

Bloomberg News released a study showing crop insurance claims have jumped 48 percent, but analysts remind the season isn't over yet.

August 19, 2015

 

Puget Sound

Washington Drought Worst Since 1977

Seattle, Tacoma and Everett have put into place a voluntary water reduction call, asking residents to cut water usage by 10 percent.

July 2, 2015

 

flooded farmland

After Stormy Spring, Farmers Could Face More Violent Weather

This season's storms aren't a fluke. They're one consequence of a century long pattern in which the Midwest has gotten as much as two degrees warmer.

June 23, 2015

 

nestle

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Nestlé Transforms Zero Water Factory

Nestlé announced it is transforming its California milk plant into a zero-water facility.

May 22, 2015

 

two american guinea hogs

Farming In Retirement, Message To The Beef Industry, Kale In The Raw

Cali. drought has not meant new opportunities for Midwest farmers. Nicolette Hahn Niman has ideas for how the beef industry can do it better. And, kale salad.

May 18, 2015

 

Andy Daniels

California Drought Not A Midwest Windfall

Things were different fifty-years-ago when fruit and vegetable production was a larger part of Midwest farming. Now it’s all about corn and soybeans.

April 9, 2015

 

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Mandatory Drought Regulations Affect Farms, Lawns

For the first time in state history, California has instated mandatory water regulations.

November 20, 2014

 

two turkeys

Smaller Turkey Stock Likely Won’t Equal Higher Retail Prices

A spike in feed prices has resulted in rising wholesale meat costs, but that doesn't mean turkey will cost more this year.

October 20, 2014

 

combinerear

Farmers Gear Up For Record Harvest, Brace For Lower Prices

Demand can’t keep up with the jump in supply. Grain prices are at their lowest level since 2009.

October 7, 2014

 

A corn field in Texas withers from drought

Few Researchers Seeking Crop Solutions For Future Climate

Researchers are simulating future growing conditions to help predict climate change effects and stave off food-system challenges ahead.

August 16, 2014

 

making saag

Greens Become Saag, Tenderloin Sandwich, Drought Report

Megan Betz says working with community orchards is about people. A recipe for Indian saag. The best breaded pork tenderloin sandwich. Drought report from Colo.

July 5, 2014

 

hot dog eating contestant

Competitive Eating, Picnic Salads, Changing U.S. Beef Map

An all-American tradition on July 4 -- eating contests! Ryan Nerz gives us the scoop from the inside. Daniel Orr prefers vegetarian recipes with collard greens.

July 1, 2014

 

paddock of cattle

Drought Re-Shaping The Cattle Map

Missouri, which housed about 6 percent of the nation’s beef cattle at the start of the drought, lost roughly 8 percent of its herd.

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