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Dry-farmed tomatoes

Dry Farming Grows in West; Alltech, Kentucky State Form Sustainable Agriculture Alliance

Drought conditions and hot summer months are pushing many California farmers toward dry farming — and producing more flavorful produce, NPR reports. Happy Boy Farms sales director Jen Lynne says chefs and wholesalers from around the US are increasingly placing orders for the company’s dry-farmed tomatoes, grown near Santa Cruz. … Read more »

Corn rows

Drought-Hit Farmers Explore New Irrigation Methods

Farmers in the Texas Panhandle, squeezed for water by a three-year drought and a declining Ogallalla Aquifer, are experimenting with planting corn without watering the ground first. They are planting later in the season so they can tap the summer rain and switching to pivot sprinklers for more efficient, affordable … Read more »