Ag News: Argentina Drought
Argentina's worst drought in decades is sending grain prices soaring. Bayer is delaying the closing date of its acquisition of Monsanto.
Mountain Snowpack Remains Above Normal Across State
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The mountain snowpack remains pretty good in Washington state, raising hopes that the state will not have a repeat of the drought and major wildfires of last year. The February 1 report showed that winter snowpack across the state is 109 percent of normal. The...
Washington Drought Losses Estimated at $336 Million
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington farmers have lost at least $336 million due to the ongoing drought, a figure that is likely to climb as more information becomes available.
The Capital Press reports that a state Department of Agriculture report estimated dollar losses for crops such as wheat, a…
State Drought Declaration Won’t be Extended into Next Year
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state officials have decided to let the statewide drought declaration expire at the end of this year.
KPQ-AM reports that the team that advises Gov. Jay Inslee on the issue recommended that the state Department of Ecology not extend the drought declaration at th…
Heavy Rains Diminish Drought in Western Washington
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Heavy rains have diminished drought conditions in most of Western Washington but much of Eastern Washington remains in "extreme drought."
The latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows the area west of the Cascade Mountains is nearly drought-free...
Sexy Water Ads in Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sex sells -- but will it sell saving water in Sin City? Officials in the Las Vegas area hope so. The Southern Nevada Water Authority is launching an ad campaign to promote water conservation. The ads use the slogan, "There's Nothing Sexier Than Saving Water...

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