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 ...

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