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Extreme Drought Hits Much of US; Ranchers Sell Herds as Feed Costs Skyrocket

dmusgrove Wrote: Jul 15, 2012 11:46 AM
Anyone with any sense should have seen this one coming. Part of the problem is the feds not allowing use of private wells to irrigate (while basements are flooding with high water tables in some of those "drought" areas. Here is another "no brainer" from another blogger - at the same time the Keystone Pipeline is built, build an additional pipeline for water that currently flows into the Pacific ocean from Canadian rivers - guess that doesn't make sense since it would provide even more jobs both short term and long term, and we certainly don't want to drop our unemployment rate. With the massive flooding the Mississippi and other rivers in central USA (you know, all that flooding in New Orleans?) why not syphon it elsewhere?
Reginald10 Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 12:18 AM
Shoving water through a pipeline is prohibitively expensive. The energy cost relative to the value of the water delivered would make the water cost as much as oil - far too expensive for irrigation.
same10 Wrote: Jul 15, 2012 12:28 PM
Move hay by truck.
Moving water is against the law.
Joseph64 Wrote: Jul 15, 2012 3:12 PM
Tell that to the Poland Spring people.
NebraskaRancher Wrote: Jul 15, 2012 10:36 PM
Currently there is a huge pipeline going in at Vermillion, South Dakota to pump water north to Sioux Falls, South Dakota and the Twin Cities in Minnesota.

Corn, soybean and wheat prices have soared lately due to poor crop estimates amid extreme drought conditions in 26 states.

Let's take a look at those conditions, followed by charts of agricultural commodities

The Atlantic Wire reports U.S. Declares the Largest Natural Disaster Area Ever Due to Drought



AP Photo/Seth Perlman

The blistering summer and ongoing drought conditions have the prompted the U.S. Agriculture Department to declare a federal disaster area in more than 1,000...