The U.S. Drought Monitor shows the state has suffered from drought conditions for five years. But that’s only part of the story, says Steve Runyan, a farm and rural real estate appraiser based in Bakersfield. The other parts of the story have to do with water use and distribution problems.
The Trump administration is pushing what it calls a “bold new approach to nutrition assistance”: replacing the traditional cash-on-a-card that food stamp recipients currently get with a pre-assembled box of canned foods and other shelf-stable goods dubbed “America’s Harvest Box.” Read moreRead More »
Texas leads the nation in cattle and cotton production and approximately 1.2 million head of cattle are in the 54 counties that have been declared disaster areas and the cotton harvest has been suspended. Read moreRead More »