California Farmers Won’t Get Water from the State This Year

February 25, 2014 by  
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California is experiencing one of its driest periods in recorded history , and now local farmers are being told not to expect any water from the state. Federal officials from the Bureau of Reclamation released a new report last Friday that shows California’s snowpack is currently sitting at 29 percent of the average for this time of year. As a result, state and federal officials are not expected to release water reserves for farmers. Read the rest of California Farmers Won’t Get Water from the State This Year Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agricultural production , agriculture , Bureau of Reclamation , California , california drought , california dry spell , california snowpack , Central Valley Project , Climate Change , drought and farming , drought in the US , endangered fish , environmental destruction , federally controlled water system , irrigated land , State Water Project , wildlife refuge        

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California Farmers Won’t Get Water from the State This Year

USDA Says Global Warming is Hurting Agriculture, Announces “Climate Hubs” to Address the Threat

February 7, 2014 by  
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Lengthy droughts , severe storms , epic floods and fires, and extreme temperatures have all wreaked havoc on the agricultural landscape in the past year, putting some ranchers and farmers out of business and causing price fluctuations in the food market. To help assess risk and deal with these threats, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack just announced a new system of climate hubs, which will open all across the US to gather and analyze the effects of climate change. Read the rest of USDA Says Global Warming is Hurting Agriculture, Announces “Climate Hubs” to Address the Threat Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: addressing climate change in the US , Agriculture Secretary , Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack , climate change hubs , drought and farming , drought in the US , fighting climate change , fighting global warming , fires and farming , fires impact farmers , flooding and farming , flooding impacts farmers , global warming hubs , obama climate change , obama state of the union , pests and farming , results of climate change , US agriculture , us climate change , usda , USDA Climate Change , USDA climate change hubs , USDA Global Warming , USDA global warming hubs , USDA Hubs , USDA Tom Vilsack        

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