Kate Archer Kent
Jul 31, 2013 Southern farmers have largely turned away from planting cotton, because grain crops are more profitable.
May 27, 2013 Drought conditions from last year in the U.S. are likely to continue. Commentator Robert Glennon says that spells trouble for the nation's groundwater supply.
Apr 23, 2013 DuPont Chemical is primarily known for products like paint pigment, but the sale of drought-resistant seeds is boosting the company's earnings.
Apr 11, 2013 Water laws in the West often give priority to whose who used a water source first, often farmers. Farmers in New Mexico are fighting to regain their place at the head of the line.
Mar 21, 2013 We check in with Ken Lenox, cattle rancher in Rolla, Missouri about the lingering effects of last summer's drought.
Mar 19, 2013 After months of drought, barge line operators on the Mississippi River celebrate the rain.
Dec 28, 2012 One stretch of the river is closed during the day so Army Corps of Engineers can blast away rock just below the low water.
Dec 24, 2012 Losses from hurricanes, tornadoes, drought and other severe weather events totaled more than any other year besides 2005, the year of Hurricane Katrina.
Dec 19, 2012 Continued drought along the Mississippi River is creating problems for barge lines and the goods they ship.