Nitrate buildup can be lethal to farm animals.
The United States is in the midst of the worst drought in decades, and the dry weather and soaring temperatures are taking a toll on people living and working in Ohio west to California and Texas north to the Dakotas. Farmers have watched their corn wither and their cattle go hungry. Homeowners have seen their lawns turn brown and gardens wilt. Communities in the Midwest that rarely experience water shortages have enacted restrictions, and businesses are looking for ways to stay afloat as sales fall off. Here are a few of their stories:
The cost-share program will be available to farmers whose production is being severely impacted by the current drought.
Designation comes as Governor visits with farmers to survey damage.
The USDA’s Farm Service Agency found that many farmers suffer productions losses of more than 30 percent.
Congressman Todd Akin asks EPA if it’s using unmanned aircraft to spy on farmers
Donations to help farm families impacted by storms and flooding
Farmers wiped out by intential levee breach view damage today; special meetings set for Tuesday.
Less than 24 hours after the Corps of Engineers blew up Birds Point Levee farmers claim the government violated their rights.
Farmers can exceed road weight limits by 10% as they move equipment to safety.