Posted February 10, 2018 04:03:18 It’s not just a drought that’s hurting the state’s farms, as much as it’s impacting the whole nation, according to a new report.
The report, compiled by the National Association of Small Farms, shows that more than one-third of U.S. farmers rely on federal assistance to help keep their operations running.
But while they’ve received the aid, they’ve seen their cash flow shrink as the price of corn and soybean feed have fallen and as prices of food have gone up.
This year alone, the report says, the average farm will need to pay $1.3 million more in federal assistance than last year.
In addition, the federal government has cut food stamp benefits for low-income farmers and cut the amount of food the federal Department of Agriculture (USDA) gives states.
“The cost of corn is up, the cost of soybean is up and the price has gone up, which means that we’re just paying for less corn and less soybeans,” said Bob McManus, the association’s president.
“It’s not good.
That’s why I’m worried that the farm is going to go bankrupt.”
While the USDA has announced it will spend $9 billion on drought relief this year, it hasn’t yet provided details about how it plans to do so.
Last year, the agency spent $8.4 billion on crop and food assistance.
But a large portion of that money goes to programs designed to help states respond to drought.
According to the report, the USDA estimates that it has spent $6.5 billion in food aid on corn, $3.3 billion on soybeans and $1 billion on wheat.
That’s down from last year, when the agency projected it had spent $7.5 million on food assistance in 2018.
Meanwhile, the amount the USDA will spend on food and agricultural products to feed the public has increased from $2.4 to $2,935 per person per year.
The report found that while many rural communities rely on aid from the USDA, the majority of rural U.A.S.-drought-affected areas do not have access to it.
The average cost of water in the U.D.A.-affected counties was $13 per month in 2017, up from $12 in 2017.
As a result, the number of rural counties that have been served by the agency dropped from more than 5,000 in 2017 to less than 1,000 last year and fewer than 400 in 2018, according the report.
The USDA says it is also ramping up water-management programs for drought-affected counties, including using drip irrigation systems to water crops and reducing runoff from water systems.
But the association said it has been waiting for months for the USDA to commit to providing these types of programs to rural communities.
“They’ve been slow to do it, and they’ve been really slow to implement them, so it’s really kind of like waiting for the weather to change,” McManu said.
“It’s a really sad situation for rural America.”
A drought is a natural disaster that is caused by the changing climate, and the effects of it on agricultural production can have a cascading effect across the entire economy, the farm group said.
It is also often the case that these types a weather event can occur at the same time as a large drought occurs, and farmers are not always able to adapt to those changes.
In some cases, the effects can be as severe as a natural catastrophe, like a drought.
For example, in March 2018, a record-breaking drought across much of southern California hit many rural counties hard.
The water level in Lake Tahoe hit a record low and some residents were forced to boil water to save water, according in the report’s findings.
A month later, in the northern part of the state, the water level dropped to the lowest level since records began.
“We know that drought is not an isolated event,” the report said.
“The consequences are often worse in regions where a drought is occurring.
In some cases it may lead to more severe drought conditions in the future.”
As the drought continues to worsen in California, the U-S.
Department of Energy (DOE) is taking steps to address the problem.
The agency is spending $1 million to improve drought monitoring and monitoring and assessment tools to improve its ability to identify and manage drought-related risks.
Other federal agencies are also helping, including the USDA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The USDA has also launched a new drought response plan, and it has put a price tag on the drought relief program for states.
But it is unclear whether the government will be able to provide enough aid to all farmers to keep up with demand.
For some farmers, the drought is just