While we have had quite a bit of rainfall this summer across most of the Southeast, especially since the beginning of July, other parts of the country have not done nearly so well. This is taking a huge toll on farmers, especially those with smaller farms that are less resilient to lack of water because they are less diverse. The result is that many farmers are having to make hard choices about whether to try to keep their crops growing or to plow them under. You can read more in Yahoo News.

WRAY, CO – SEPTEMBER 12: Employees of New Banks Pumps fixed a stock tank well on September 12, 2017 in Wray, Colorado. They were able to get the well working again, but only less than a foot of water was measured in the well hole, leaving the rancher with only a trickle of water to fill the tanks for his cattle. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post)