The latest National Drought Mitigation Center report issued July 29 indicates that drought conditions have improved for large areas of the state but most of New Mexico remains in at least some stage of drought....More
Water-level declines are leveling off recently in some parts of Texas, including GMA 8, suggesting a recovery from historical drawdown due to implementation of conservation and regulatory strategies....More
Rainfall in recent weeks has turned cotton prospects from horrible to hopeful across most of the Southwest, but increased moisture also exposed growers to other challenges—storm damage, plant disease and weed pressure...More
Daryll Ray's and Harwood Schaffer's most recent “Policy Pennings” column deals with a controversial topic—climate change.
But they contend that failing to prepare for climate change may be worse for agriculture and the world’s population than denying its existence....More
Rain fell on much of the Southwest from a few days before through a few days after the Memorial Day weekend, leaving as much as 11 inches in some locations. Other areas received as little as a trace of rain....More
New Mexico chili pepper growers and pecan producers in the agricultural-rich middle basin of the Rio Grande River will receive almost twice as much irrigation water this year as they did in 2013....More