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Originally posted by amatrine
Only thing that grows in Arizona this time of year is tumble weed and cotton. I think im out of luck there.
Hopefully fall I can grow some squash, if the bugs do not get it again. Tomatoes do not do to well her either.
Originally posted by votan
reply to post by murch
what companies will be affected by this negatively or positively?
Originally posted by fleabit
It's not good for the folks who grow corn.. but thinking a drought will cause a war is ridiculous.
While the area covered by the overall drought grew only slightly, the intensity increased alarmingly. Nationally, the percentage of the country in "extreme" to "exceptional" drought – the two worst categories on the scale – jumped from 13.53% to 20.57%.
The overall percentage of the country in drought grew for the tenth week in a row, inching up from 63.54% to 63.86%.
On July 25, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack designated 76 additional counties in six states as drought disaster areas, bringing the total for the 2012 crop year to 1,369 counties in 31 states.
Originally posted by gtbobcat
Got me a box of heritage seeds ... only problem is planting them .. Mom and Dad grew up poor and we lived on an urban farm, 1/2 acre in the city, and it kept us fed most of the year .. my problem ? I know how much work is involved !!! and I`m not looking forward to tilling virgin land. Tried it over the years.... but weeds weeds and more weeds .. stop weeding for a couple days and you`re toast. I understand now why it was a family affair when I was young. Looks like I may bite the bullet and try again very shortly. wonder if I can interest my kids ......lol