Water Shortage http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6261/more en Water is focus of TPPA Conference Dec. 10-11 http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/water-focus-tppa-conference-dec-10-11 <div class="node-body article-body">Travis Miller, interim director for State Operations, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, will discuss the impact of drought on Texas agriculture in the TPPA conference opening general session.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/water-focus-tppa-conference-dec-10-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/water-focus-tppa-conference-dec-10-11#comments Water Shortage Events Groups & Organizations Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:33:00 +0000 88301 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Extremes plague South Texas cropland in 2014 http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/extremes-plague-south-texas-cropland-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Robert Burns, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">On Sept. 16, the rains were continuing without any let up in the forecast, which was discouraging for South Texas growers of cotton and citrus.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/extremes-plague-south-texas-cropland-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/extremes-plague-south-texas-cropland-2014#comments Water Shortage Precipitation Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:09:00 +0000 88261 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Tropical rainfall in September in the Lower Rio Grande Valley interrupted the final phases of harvest of the area&rsquo;s 145,000 acre cotton crop, according to Rod Santa Ana, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Communications specialist, Weslaco. This field north of McAllen was harvested but not before rains kept the grower from stalk destruction, a state-mandated operation designed to prevent overwintering of boll weevils.</p> (AgriLife Communications photo by Rod Santa Ana) Tropical rains assail Texas as Gulf system approaches http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/tropical-rains-assail-texas-gulf-system-approaches <div class="node-body article-body">Rain showers could bring an additional 2.5 to 5 inches of rain to a broad area of the coastal plains including the Rio Grande Valley and the Texas Coastal Bend.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/tropical-rains-assail-texas-gulf-system-approaches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/tropical-rains-assail-texas-gulf-system-approaches#comments Water Shortage Precipitation Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:27:00 +0000 88221 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Farms shrink as cities bulge, or not; a tale of two cities http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/farms-shrink-cities-bulge-or-not-tale-two-cities <div class="node-body article-body">But times are changing, and change is different, depending on which side of the state line you live.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/farms-shrink-cities-bulge-or-not-tale-two-cities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/farms-shrink-cities-bulge-or-not-tale-two-cities#comments Water Shortage Drought Tue, 09 Sep 2014 21:39:00 +0000 88131 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Latest Drought Monitor Report for New Mexico http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/latest-drought-monitor-report-new-mexico <div class="node-body article-body">National Weather Service forecasters in Albuquerque say the latest drought monitor report is encouraging news and represents significant improvement over dry conditions of the last two year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/latest-drought-monitor-report-new-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/latest-drought-monitor-report-new-mexico#comments Water Shortage Drought Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:25:00 +0000 87631 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Uncertainty is only certainty with Southwest weather http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/uncertainty-only-certainty-southwest-weather <div class="node-body article-body">Much of the Southwest has benefitted from increased moisture this summer. May rainfall broke a cycle of increasingly high temperatures.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/uncertainty-only-certainty-southwest-weather" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/uncertainty-only-certainty-southwest-weather#comments Water Shortage El Nino Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:10:00 +0000 87621 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dry soils persist across much of the Southwest as farmers and ranchers hope for improved chances of moisture this fall and winter.</p> Drought status mostly unchanged http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-status-mostly-unchanged <div class="node-body article-body">Drought conditions across Texas showed little net change over the past week.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-status-mostly-unchanged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-status-mostly-unchanged#comments Water Shortage Drought Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:01:00 +0000 87571 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Though it may look like it, that isn&rsquo;t an onion crop growing in this drought-stricken Medina County &mdash; it&rsquo;s corn, said Dr. Larry Stein, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, Uvalde. The pecan trees in the background may not be dead yet, but they&rsquo;re close to it.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Larry Stein) New Mexico irrigation districts halt water deliveries http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/new-mexico-irrigation-districts-halt-water-deliveries <div class="node-body article-body">The only real solution is for the drought to end and the rains and the snows to return to their normal averages.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/new-mexico-irrigation-districts-halt-water-deliveries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/new-mexico-irrigation-districts-halt-water-deliveries#comments Water Shortage Drought Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:29:00 +0000 87551 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Rainfall events are encouraging across Southwest but drought persists http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/rainfall-events-are-encouraging-across-southwest-drought-persists <div class="node-body article-body">A whopping 100 percent of New Mexico remains in drought status ranging from abnormally dry to extreme.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/rainfall-events-are-encouraging-across-southwest-drought-persists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/rainfall-events-are-encouraging-across-southwest-drought-persists#comments Water Shortage Drought Thu, 07 Aug 2014 20:32:00 +0000 87501 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Little has changed since last fall at&nbsp; Lake Lugert. The reservoir is at 12 percent of capacity.</p> Southwest drought stubbornly hangs on http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/southwest-drought-stubbornly-hangs <div class="node-body article-body">Texas remains at 58 percent in moderate to exceptional drought, same as a week ago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/southwest-drought-stubbornly-hangs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/southwest-drought-stubbornly-hangs#comments Water Shortage Drought Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:59:00 +0000 87401 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dry conditions persist over much of the Southwest region.</p>