For starters, California is the biggest agricultural producer in the U.S.
Ranchers are hurting as 98% of the West experiences drought. A declaration could free up funds to help them.
The drought in California — the country’s biggest producer — will make tomato yields short by up to 10%, possibly boosting prices.
A historic drought threatening crops in the West could send food prices higher.
Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urges government to work "day and night" on economic problems.
The Wonderful Company produced more pistachios and almonds than anyone else in the world. But to make money, they need water.
Some of the state's poorest residents are still shelling out a premium for water.
California’s had one of the wettest winters on record — more than twice as much rain and snow as in an average year. That’s especially wild since we’re six years into a historic drought. But California doesn’t have enough dams, reservoirs or other storage. So instead of using it, all that precipitation just joins the […]
Right now, farmers have little incentive to sell water to each other.
Corn farmer Keith Alverson says he and his peers are cautiously optimistic.