08/27/2012 12:39 pm ET

Drought-Stricken Farmers Take To Ancient Practice Of Dry Farming To Sustain Their Crops

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently declared that our nation’s current drought crisis―our worst in decades―has rendered over half of all U.S. counties  “disaster areas.”  Farmers and ranchers nationwide are scrambling to cover rising feed costs, lowered crop production, and deteriorating crop quality. According to a report on Alternet.org, a few of those struggling farmers in California are turning to an ancient practice of dry farming to sustain their crops.

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