US Drought 2012 # 6

US Drought 2012 # 7

“Large Scale Agriculture” depends on oil and water and favorable weather to produce food at a cost the public will accept. This just may the perfect time to get to know and support your local farmers and ranchers.

US Drought 2012 # 5

US Drought 2012 # 6

Retirees would do well to ignore doomsday conspiracy theorists and the like. Basically the fact is the combination of explosive population growth and climate change make the cost of food and energy continuously rise. This assertion is based on science.

US Drought 2012 # 4

US Drought 2012 # 5

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation reports long droughts of five years or more will occur 40 percent of the time during the next 50 years

US Drought 2012 # 3

US Drought 2012 # 4

This news does not bode well for fighting forest fires in US. The cost associated with fighting fires is significant; especially with already strained state budgets

US Drought 2012 # 2

US Drought 2012 # 3

The Federal Agency report projects a 9 percent decrease in the Colorado’s Rivers volume annually in the next half decade. This will likely accelerate the increased costs for water across the state of Colorado as well as increase the cost of food production in Colorado and the other seven states that depend on the Colorado River for its water supply.

US Drought 2012 # 1

US Drought 2012 # 2

When the price of feed is too high livestock herds must be culled

The Horse – An American Love Story # 13

The Horse - An American Love Story # 12

Small farms and ranches were the norm not the exception