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Funding for Farmers to Combat Drought Effects

The USDA has made $20 million available to California ranchers and farmers to fund agricultural water conservation to combat the effects of the statewide drought. Farmers and ranchers have until March 3 to apply. The funding is part of the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to … Read more »

Drought Pushes Dairy, Beef Prices Up

Dairy and beef prices could spike from the hotter-than-normal summer heat and worsening drought conditions. Beef prices hit an all-time high earlier this month because of the 2012 US drought, Bloomberg reports. AccuWeather.com says consumers could soon begin to see a rise in dairy costs after record-breaking high temperatures scorched … Read more »

California Cuts Farmers’ Water Supply

Some farmers and contractors in California will see their water supply cut this year because of an unusually dry winter. Following a wet start to the water year in November and December 2012, the January to March period is tracking to be California’s driest on record, according to the US … Read more »