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Tag Archives: drought

Drought-resistant crops not taking root

As Arizona contends with a 20-year dry-spell and declining water availability, the desert may provide a solution in drought-tolerant crops.   Drought-tolerant crops have been farmed by various Native American tribes for thousands of years and have steadily become more prevalent in today’s society, but ...

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Ask the right water question

There are thankful ranchers across Arizona, myself included, after an extraordinary monsoon season that filled our scorched dirt tanks with water and re-seeded our rangelands with knee-high green grass. But well below the surface, and just up-stream, the drought persists.

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Wanted — water infrastructure funding

It is going to be a tough year for many of our water users and the communities they support. We’ll continue our efforts to ensure their voices are heard and that farmers, ranchers and water purveyors keep playing a vital role in supporting the basic needs of their communities.

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