Water Shortage http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6261/more en Drought status should improve into winter http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-status-should-improve-winter <div class="node-body article-body">Pockets of persistent drought remain, according to the latest U.S Drought Monitor reports.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-status-should-improve-winter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-status-should-improve-winter#comments Water Shortage Drought Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:27:00 +0000 88951 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Drought status is improveing across the southwest.</p> (U.S. Drought Monitor) New Mexico town celebrates return of long awaited harvest http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/new-mexico-town-celebrates-return-long-awaited-harvest <div class="node-body article-body">Producers say unexpected heavy rains offered adequate water to bring crops to harvest this year, and that is cause for celebration as harvest gets underway.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/new-mexico-town-celebrates-return-long-awaited-harvest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/new-mexico-town-celebrates-return-long-awaited-harvest#comments Water Shortage Precipitation Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:12:00 +0000 88921 at http://southwestfarmpress.com No change noted in drought status from last week http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/no-change-noted-drought-status-last-week <div class="node-body article-body">Overall, Texas remains at 49 percent in moderate to exceptional drought.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/no-change-noted-drought-status-last-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/no-change-noted-drought-status-last-week#comments Water Shortage Drought Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:58:00 +0000 88861 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Recent rainfall has improved drought conditions across much of the southwest but pockets of extreme drought remain.</p> Drought is over? I’m not saying http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/drought-over-i-m-not-saying <div class="node-body blog-body">I’ve been rained on; I’ve stepped in ankle-deep puddles; I have accumulated gobs of mud inside and outside of my once pristine white pickup; I have sat in a metal building listening to the rain drumming a resonant rhythm on the roof.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/drought-over-i-m-not-saying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/drought-over-i-m-not-saying#comments Water Shortage Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:11:00 +0000 88781 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Federal disaster assistance awarded for New Mexico floods http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/federal-disaster-assistance-awarded-new-mexico-floods <div class="node-body article-body">On Monday (Oct. 6), the President signed the federal declaration of disaster and ordered FEMA to dispatch assistance to aid and supplement New Mexico state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in areas most affected by recent severe storms and flooding.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/federal-disaster-assistance-awarded-new-mexico-floods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/federal-disaster-assistance-awarded-new-mexico-floods#comments Water Shortage Precipitation Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:34:00 +0000 88681 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Water use will take center stage at Dec. TPPA conference http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/water-use-will-take-center-stage-dec-tppa-conference <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“The impact of drought on agriculture in Texas has certainly played a huge role in the economic well-being of agriculture, as well as the availability of water for both irrigation and municipal use.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/water-use-will-take-center-stage-dec-tppa-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/water-use-will-take-center-stage-dec-tppa-conference#comments Water Shortage Trade Associations Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:58:00 +0000 88641 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Future use of water and its impact on agriculture will be the focus of the 2014 Texas Plant Protection Association conference scheduled Dec. 10-11 at the Brazos Center in Bryan.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) Hay availability in Texas depends on where you are http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/hay-availability-texas-depends-where-you-are <div class="field-byline"> Robert Burns, AgriLife Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some hay is moving from hay-surplus areas in the eastern parts of the state to the western, Redmon said.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/hay-availability-texas-depends-where-you-are" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/hay-availability-texas-depends-where-you-are#comments Water Shortage Drought Hay Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:42:00 +0000 88591 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Rain in much of the eastern half of the state has generally been good, and many producers have some surplus hay, according to Dr. Larry Redmon, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service state forage specialist, College Station.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Robert Burns) The lowdown on the elusive El Niño http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/lowdown-elusive-el-ni-o <div class="node-body article-body">There seems to be hope among some Southwest farmers and ranchers who say they believe El Niño is indeed stirring on the far horizon.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/lowdown-elusive-el-ni-o" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/lowdown-elusive-el-ni-o#comments Water Shortage El Nino Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:09:00 +0000 88471 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Rain has moved several West Texas field days indoors in recent weeks as storms roll across the Southern Plains.</p> 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)