drought http://kosu.org en Regional Food Bank Struggles from Drought-Induced Livestock Shortage http://kosu.org/post/regional-food-bank-struggles-drought-induced-livestock-shortage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Recent years of drought have led to a huge reduction in Oklahoma’s cattle population and record high prices. This year is no different.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Less rain means less grazing, a weaker wheat harvest, higher prices for grain, and on and on the costs go. But, the drought may also make it more difficult for Oklahoma farmers to lend a hand in the state’s fight against hunger.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:25:31 +0000 Quinton Chandler 4505 at http://kosu.org Regional Food Bank Struggles from Drought-Induced Livestock Shortage California Farmers Ask: Hey Buddy, Can You Spare Some Water? http://kosu.org/post/california-farmers-ask-hey-buddy-can-you-spare-some-water Imagine if a gallon of milk cost $3 in your town, but 100 miles away it cost $100, or even $200.<p>Something similar is happening right now in California with water that farmers use to irrigate their crops. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Dan Charles 3486 at http://kosu.org California Farmers Ask: Hey Buddy, Can You Spare Some Water? Drought in Southwest Oklahoma Dented But Not Dead After Days of Rain http://kosu.org/post/drought-southwest-oklahoma-dented-not-dead-after-days-rain <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">The latest update of the U.S. Drought Monitor shows some improvement in the hardest hit part of the state — southwest Oklahoma — after a very wet Memorial Day weekend.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 15:41:02 +0000 Logan Layden 3164 at http://kosu.org Drought in Southwest Oklahoma Dented But Not Dead After Days of Rain Oklahoma’s Drought-Withered Wheat Harvest Could Have National Effects http://kosu.org/post/oklahoma-s-drought-withered-wheat-harvest-could-have-national-effects <p></p><div>Four years of extreme drought has withered the agricultural economies of southern Great Plains states like Oklahoma, where farmers are bracing for one of the worst wheat crops in state history.<p><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And Oklahoma’s withered wheat harvest could have national consequences.</span></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:08:14 +0000 Joe Wertz 2725 at http://kosu.org Oklahoma’s Drought-Withered Wheat Harvest Could Have National Effects Streams Removed from Impaired Waters List Because of Better Farming http://kosu.org/post/streams-removed-impaired-waters-list-because-better-farming <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">The&nbsp;</span><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2014/05/16/city-of-duncan-water-rationing-unchanged-as-waurika-lake-withers/" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="StateImpactLink">drought goes on</a><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Tue, 20 May 2014 11:42:34 +0000 Logan Layden 2580 at http://kosu.org Streams Removed from Impaired Waters List Because of Better Farming Protecting Our Resources Topped Discussions at KOSU's On Tap http://kosu.org/post/protecting-our-resources-topped-discussions-kosus-tap <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Wednesday, April&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">30th</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KOSU</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in collaboration with State Impact Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Public Media Exchange held a discussion at Picasso's cafe in the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Paseo</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;District.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 12:41:52 +0000 Michael Cross, Joe Wertz & Logan Layden 1678 at http://kosu.org Protecting Our Resources Topped Discussions at KOSU's On Tap