Devastating wheat harvest looms as Kansas farmers deal with relentless drought
Kansas wheat farmers are grappling with an unforgiving drought ahead of harvest. The soil is so dry that is predicted a harsh drop in wheat production.
Drought conditions taking a toll on farmers' mental health: 'Feel like you’re a failure'
Mental health experts say drought conditions and other issues unique to farmers like geographic isolation have sparked a mental health crisis.
Largest water provider in the US declares drought emergency
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the largest water supplier in the nation, has declared a drought emergency for the entire region.
California’s drought disaster is turning into an economic disaster: ‘It’s unprecedented’
Farms are shrinking in California amid a dangerous drought. Economists and farmers are warning the economic and environmental consequences could be severe.
Wet spring, summer drought limiting apple production in the northwest
Two straight summers of high temperatures and drought have put a dent in Washington State's apple supply this year. Some farmers are raising prices to offset lower production.
Drought forces farmers to scale back and others to fold as economists warn of price hikes
As drought conditions ravage crops and land across the U.S., cattle production has been impacted. Economists warn this could lead to less beef in stores and higher prices.
Extreme heat, flooding hits desert tourism
Known for its famous London Bridge and situated along the Colorado River, Lake Havasu City, Arizona, is one of the southwestern cities and tourist towns the extreme heat is impacting.
Drought in northeastern US could drive revenue for some businesses
As a drought continues to drag on across the northeast U.S., some businesses may be able to use the weather to their advantage to attract more customers.
Pumpkin supply impacted by extreme weather and supply chain issues
Consumers could soon see a shortage of pumpkins and canned pumpkin due to delays in shipping and inclement weather hurting the growing season for farmers.
Lithium fuels hopes for revival on California’s largest lake
Demand for electric vehicles has shifted investments into high gear to extract lithium from geothermal brine, salty water that has been overlooked and pumped back underground since the region’s first geothermal plant opened in 1982.
Tribe becomes key water player with drought aid to Arizona
For thousands of years, an Arizona tribe relied on the Colorado River's natural flooding patterns to farm. Later, it hand-dug ditches and canals to route water to fields.