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“Dry Farming” Is a Thing Again in Drought-Stricken California

“Dry Farming” Is a Thing Again in Drought-Stricken California

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Dry farming works to conserve soil moisture during long dry periods primarily through a system of tillage, surface protection, and the use of drought-resistant varieties.

Gliessman, the farmer-professor, believes there is no shame in farming part-time. “Many farmers do it this way,” he says. “It puts less strain on the landscape and allows the farmer to connect what they’re doing with other activities in the community, which then helps him to sell his products. It’s like an artist or musician that does things other than art to be solvent. I see farming as an art.”

Gliessman, the farmer-professor, believes there is no shame in farming part-time. “Many farmers do it this way,” he says. “It puts less strain on the landscape and allows the farmer to connect what they’re doing with other activities in the community, which then helps him to sell his products. It’s like an artist or musician that does things other than art to be solvent. I see farming as an art.”

October 25, 2015. Big changes are occurring in one of the fastest-warming spots on Earth  At: http://www.pressherald.com/2015/10/25/climate-change-imperils-gulf-maine-people-plants-species-rely/

October 25, 2015. Big changes are occurring in one of the fastest-warming spots on Earth At: http://www.pressherald.com/2015/10/25/climate-change-imperils-gulf-maine-people-plants-species-rely/

Medical researchers are now uncovering clues that appear to link some cases of ALS to peoples proximity to lakes and coastal waters due to algae blooms.

Medical researchers are now uncovering clues that appear to link some cases of ALS to peoples proximity to lakes and coastal waters due to algae blooms.

Oroville Dam - today I visited the tallest dam in the U.S. The California drought has had a profound impact on the area - check out the photos for more details

Oroville Dam - today I visited the tallest dam in the U.S. The California drought has had a profound impact on the area - check out the photos for more details

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