Olivia LaVecchia is a staff writer at City Pages in Minneapolis-Saint Paul.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
During Extreme Drought, Farmers Try for Resiliency
Lamar, Colo. – In a good year, the wheat on the Hixsons’ farm should stand waist high by mid-summer. This year, though, much of the crop isn’t even tall enough for the combine to harvest. Jillane Hixson hasn’t seen regular rainfall since 2002. She and her two brothers, Ron and Eric, farm 3,000...