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New Mexico Acequias Prepare for Brutal Year Amid Drought

TALPA, N.M. (AP) — It was a scenic day in Talpa, a small village in Taos County, and that concerned Darryl Maestas. The sky was blue, temperatures were warm and a slight breeze moved through the valley. Meanwhile, the clear …

Cities are Sucking our Countryside Dry, Scientists Say

TBILISI — Expanding cities are sucking up ever more water, exacerbating the effect of climate change and threatening to create a “dusty and deserted” rural hinterland, scientists said on Thursday. An international team of researchers calculated that globally at least …

More Dust Storms Expected as Texas Drought Lingers

The towering wall of billowing red dust roaring across the blue West Texas sky took Monroe Debusk back more than eight decades to the Dust Bowl years when he was growing up on his family’s cotton farm. The 90-year-old farmer …

Pests Pose Problems for Northeast Arkansas Growers

Plant bugs, worms, pigweed and irrigation are the big four concerns in agriculture right now, Craighead County Extension Staff Chairman Branon Thiesse said Thursday afternoon. Plant bugs are showing up, and “we’re still fighting pigweeds,” he said. “Some fields got …