NEWS
World's Dry Areas Feel Pinch
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Apr 14, 2014 01:38 PM CDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) -- Smack dab in the heart of beef country Theib Oweis suggested that as water is harder to come by and concerns about climate change persist, farmers and ranchers may have to consider whether cattle production is feasible.

Speaking to attendees at the 40th annual Great Plains Symposium, "Drought in the life, cultures and landscapes of the Great Plains," Thursday on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus, Oweis said in water-scarce areas across the world, including the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Asia, cattle production already has become less favorable.

Director of the Integrated Water and Land Management ...

Quick View
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
Related News Stories
Senators Question EPA
Drought Perspectives
Clean Water Rule Announced
Exporters Report Soybean Sale
Lawmakers Want More Time on Water Rule
A Savanna Reborn
Rethink Planter Speeds
Nutrients Trade Launched
Where's WRDA?
Weed Patch Lessons