Article: California Farmers Explore Water-Conserving Agriculture For A Drought-Filled Future

We are excited to see the attention to dry farming in many arenas. This method of farming can be highly successful for growers with the “right” soil, crop, and climate. Check out our video and audio resources on this topic, as well as this nice article!

California Farmers Explore Water-Conserving Agriculture For A Drought-Filled Future

By Aviva Shen on May 20, 2013, via

After this year’s dismal snowpack survey predicted a serious water shortage for huge swaths of California’s farmland, some farmers are investigating an ancient technique called “dry farming.” As the Sacramento Bee highlighted last week, farmers in the Central Valley, which supplies a quarter of the American food supply, have started experimenting with conserving reservoir water and relying only on rainwater to sustain crops. Click here to read more.

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