Parched: What the West shows us about our water future

Parched

What the West shows us about our water future

In this month's Ask Farm Aid, staffmember Alicia writes about her recent travels in western states meeting with farmers and farm groups struggling with drought.

Water is an essential part of agriculture and drought like this has many rethinking the way we grow food in the West.

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Farmer Hero

Farmer Hero

Tom Rogers

This month, we spoke with Tom Rogers, a farmer from California who grows almonds and shares his experience protecting water and caring for his soil and trees during the worst drought in California's history.

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CAFF

Community Alliance with Family Farmers

Our newest Growing Change column looks at Community Alliance with Family Farmers who work to build shared values around food and agriculture at the community level and work with farmers with practical, on-the-ground programming.

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We started out to save the family farmer. Now it looks like the family farmer is going to save us. -- Willie Nelson

What is a family farmer?

The truth is that there is no hard-and-fast definition of what a family farm is. So what does Farm Aid mean when we talk about them?

Learn how many family farmers are on the land now, why we've lost so many over the past few decades, and what Farm Aid is doing to keep family farmers growing good food for all of us.

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Farmer Resource Network

The Farmer Resource Network

Connects family farmers with hundreds of organizations that have ideas for diversifying and strenghtening their farms.

Whether you're looking for help writing a business plan or applying for a loan, you're interested in learning new farming methods, or you're hoping to get involved in local advocacy efforts, find it in the Farmer Resource Network.

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Ask Farm Aid

Ask farm aid

Parched: What the West shows us about our water future

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Farmer Hero

Farmer hero

Tom Rogers

Tom is a California farmer who grows almonds and shares his experience protecting water and caring for his soil and trees during the worst drought in his state's history. Read more >>

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