NEWS
Klamath Catastrophe
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Jun 20, 2013 03:20 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Oregon rancher Becky Hyde's 9-year-old son answered the door last week to receive a message. It was a possible 2013 death sentence for their farm: Their water will be shut off this growing season.

Drought and politics are taking a toll on Hyde and other farmers and ranchers in the Klamath Basin in southern Oregon and northern California.

"We are on the losing end," Hyde told members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources during a hearing in Washington on Thursday.

"The ag economy will be crippled­ this summer. We have to move our ...

Quick View
  • Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy DTN Contributing Agronomist Dan Davidson gives his take on the Six Secrets of Soybean Success pro...
  • Mountain Top Prices North Carolina's mountain cattle producers have always been an independent bunch. But a new allia...
  • Ask The Mechanic Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by with...
  • Senior Partners - 4 Except for family sales, seller financing virtually vanished after the farm crisis of the 1980s w...
  • PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affecte...
  • RFS Deadline Nears With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at m...
  • Saving Our Forgotten Harvest About 40% of America's food goes uneaten each year. This nonprofit is working to remedy that prob...
  • Look Beyond Yield Soybean industry increases efforts to promote the importance of oil and protein content to farmer...
  • Ask the Vet Is this fly-control mineral block safe for my whole herd?
Related News Stories