Apocalyptic Drought Is Causing Widespread Crop Failures On A Massive Scale
PNW-At a time when food prices are already rising aggressively, agricultural production in the United States is being absolutely devastated by a drought that many are calling "the worst" in American history.
Once again this week, the latest U.S. Drought Monitor map has extremely bad news for us. In all the years that I have been writing, we have never experienced anything like we are experiencing right now.
As I write this article, 100% of the state of California is in a state of drought, and you should care very much about that because California produces about a third of our vegetables and about two-thirds of our fruits and nuts. Of course it is not just California that is facing an unprecedented nightmare right now.
At this point, drought is covering more territory in our western states than we have ever seen before...
Record-high temperatures in the Pacific Northwest and other parts of the West Coast along with prolonged drought in those areas and the Upper Midwest are stressing crops and livestock and raising concerns about irrigation supplies as conditions persist.
The US Drought Monitor as of July 13 showed 100% of all states west of the Rocky Mountains and most of the Upper Midwest region in some level of drought. California, Oregon, Arizona, Idaho, Utah and North Dakota were nearly 100% severe drought or worse (with extreme and exceptional the most severe). Washington, Montana, South Dakota, Minnesota, New Mexico, most of Wyoming and western Colorado all were in moderate or worse drought.
2020 was a bad year, but at....READ MORE
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