Colordo crop progress and condition report for the week ending May 22, 2022, from the USDA.
Approximately $100 million will be distributed to farmers integrating new technologies that use less water, according to Utah Governor Spencer Cox.
Much of the western U.S. has been in the grip of an unrelenting drought since early 2020. The dryness has coincided with record-breaking wildfires, intense and long-lasting heat waves, low stream flows and dwindling water supplies in reservoirs that millions of people across the region rely on.
May is Wildfire Awareness Month, and state officials are encouraging Coloradans to get up to speed on prevention and emergency-exit strategies if evacuation notices are issued.
The water in Lake Powell, one of the nation's largest reservoirs, has fallen so low amid the Western drought that federal officials are resorting to emergency measures to avoid shutting down hydroelectric power at the Glen Canyon Dam.
Wyoming crop progress and condition report from the USDA for the week ending May 15, 2022.
Colorado crop progress and condition report from the USDA for the week ending May 15, 2022.
Agriculture news and information from the Eads USDA Service Center in Kiowa County, Colorado.
When people talk about ways to slow climate change, they often mention trees, and for good reason. Forests take up a large amount of the planet-warming carbon dioxide that people put into the atmosphere when they burn fossil fuels.