drought

Drought hits Northern California growers hard

As California toils through a third consecutive drought year, many Sacramento Valley farmers, well known for supporting waterfowl that stop along the Pacific Flyway, are being left high and dry. The farmers are facing water-supply... more »

Drought impacting Georgia farmers

Georgia farmers are experiencing one of the worst droughts in recent memory, and University of Georgia climatologist Pam Knox cautions that there could be a potential repeat next year. “I’m thinking about April 1 of... more »

UC Davis releases estimates of irrigated cropland idled due to drought

On August 15, a team from UC Davis, ERA Economics and the UC Agricultural Issues Center released an economic impact report related to the California drought of 2016. Several commentaries have indicated that land fallowing... more »

Drought spurs disaster declaration in New York

The federal government has declared 24 counties across upstate New York as a natural disaster area as a result of this summer's drought. These designations mean that farmers in those areas may be eligible for assistance,... more »

Lower Michigan in ‘abnormally dry’ status

Lower Michigan has been receiving less rain and now parts of the state are close to being in drought status, reports MLive. A recent USDA drought status report shows parts of Michigan in “abnormally dry”... more »

California delegation to visit climate-smart Israel

Israel is regarded as perhaps the most climate-smart agricultural region in the world. It has to be, with annual rainfall of about 17 inches (source: World Bank). By comparison, portions of the Sierra Nevada, the... more »

Email alerts growers to changing climate impacts

If you’re a farmer, rancher or working land manager in the southeastern United States, the USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) can be a valuable resource in delivering timely and applicable climate information and tools.... more »

Order issued to continue water savings in California

Moving to bolster California’s climate and drought resilience, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an executive order that builds on temporary statewide emergency water restrictions to establish longer-term water conservation measures, including permanent monthly... more »

California extends mandatory water cuts

The California State Water Resources Control Board announced the extension of water conservation mandates through the end of October. Urban Californians will have to reduce their water usage by about 23.4 percent, the Sacramento Bee... more »

Study: Drought costs Washington state agriculture $335 million

A recent study by the Washington State Department of Agriculture estimates farm losses from the 2015 drought to be in the millions. While all the numbers aren’t in yet, the study estimates more than $335... more »

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