Drought Task Force: Climate Change Not To Blame ~Farm Futures

Despite ongoing discussion that drought is strong indicator of climate change, a federal study released this spring by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says last year’s drought was not instigated by climate change, but by a reduction in moisture coming in from the Gulf of Mexico. The report authors point to two specific reasons…

Senators propose revival of U.S. farm disaster-relief programs

Producers could get up to $100,000 each for losses in 2012 and this year. In particular, ranchers would benefit because they do not have access to federally subsidized insurance, as farmers do for their crops. Read more.