Solano farmers already struggling with dry conditions

Jan 18, 2014 Full story: The Reporter 20

"We're struggling through the worst drought," said cattle rancher Don Pippo. No rain means no grass, he said.

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Since: Aug 10

Vacaville, CA

#1 Jan 19, 2014
Don Pippo a cattle rancher?????

BS thrower is more like it.
A Thought

Vacaville, CA

#2 Jan 19, 2014
"Solano FARMERS..." Yet they quote a Rancher??????

Good Golly.

Since: Aug 10

Kent, WA

#7 Jan 22, 2014
A Thought wrote:
"Solano FARMERS..." Yet they quote a Rancher??????
Good Golly.
In this area a drought has a far worse impact on ranchers than farmers. While a few farmers plant winter crops such as wheat to utilize rain for irrigation the vast majority of crops are summer crops that require forced irrigation anyway. Ranchers on the other hand need rain because in most cases cattle are grazing in areas that cannot be irrigated any other way and no rain means no natural grass.

“Listening ears are on”

Since: Dec 07

Morgan City, LA

#8 Jan 23, 2014
Cattle need feed. Most grass feed normally does not require irrigation, thanks to rain. No rain for feed means having to 'rent rain', irrigate, which costs the 'rancher', who has now become a farmer, in a sense. In a few months, when you run into your market for some milk or beef, don't be surprised. Renting rain is not cheap.
A Thought

Vacaville, CA

#10 Jan 23, 2014
Birds Landing Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
In this area a drought has a far worse impact on ranchers than farmers. While a few farmers plant winter crops such as wheat to utilize rain for irrigation the vast majority of crops are summer crops that require forced irrigation anyway. Ranchers on the other hand need rain because in most cases cattle are grazing in areas that cannot be irrigated any other way and no rain means no natural grass.
Oh... No argument at all here. Just pointing out The Reporter doesn't seem to know the difference between a Sodbuster and a Rancher....

Personally, I find cows quite delicious, so I too worry more about the Rancher....

:-)
Max

San Leandro, CA

#11 Jan 24, 2014
Fox News was interviewing a climatologist yesterday who said that this drought is very unusual and may hang around for decades.

Lake Berryessa could be dried up in a couple of years and then we can show our kids the town site of Monticello.

In the meantime, stand-by for some severe water usage restrictions plus more and more, food imported from south of the U.S. border.

Since: Aug 10

Kent, WA

#12 Jan 27, 2014
Max wrote:
Fox News was interviewing a climatologist yesterday who said that this drought is very unusual and may hang around for decades.
Lake Berryessa could be dried up in a couple of years and then we can show our kids the town site of Monticello.
In the meantime, stand-by for some severe water usage restrictions plus more and more, food imported from south of the U.S. border.
They cannot accurately predict the weather 10 days in advance so it is hilarious to think they have a remote clue what is going to happen 20+ years into the future.

“Listening ears are on”

Since: Dec 07

Morgan City, LA

#13 Feb 27, 2014
Bob, I agee with you for the most. Two recent ideals have come to my attention, and perhaps you should investigate. Weather is about to take an amazing forward leap. The NASA launch that has been up there for several years has brought back some data that sees a pattern, about 25 years worth. And the new one that went up the other day shows images about current conditions and the logical progression.

I'm just a gal on the ground. I have to deal with the weather, as everyone else. I am amazed and hopeful with this new technology.
lido

Fremont, CA

#14 Feb 28, 2014
Birds Landing Bob wrote:
Don Pippo a cattle rancher?????
BS thrower is more like it.
hater

Since: Aug 10

Concord, CA

#15 Mar 5, 2014
lido wrote:
<quoted text>hater
Nope, just knowledgable.

Since: Aug 10

Concord, CA

#16 Mar 5, 2014
_SAM_ wrote:
Bob, I agee with you for the most. Two recent ideals have come to my attention, and perhaps you should investigate. Weather is about to take an amazing forward leap. The NASA launch that has been up there for several years has brought back some data that sees a pattern, about 25 years worth. And the new one that went up the other day shows images about current conditions and the logical progression.
I'm just a gal on the ground. I have to deal with the weather, as everyone else. I am amazed and hopeful with this new technology.
A climate patern of 25 years on a planet that has been around for tens of thousands if not millions of years is nothing. Show me a patern of even 250 years and maybe we can talk. If you were a tad older you would have been around in the 70's (1970's) when we were told that we were in the beginning of the new ice age and we would all be frozen in twenty years. Then again in he 80's we were told that the earth was warming so rapidly that the entire earth would be a desert and we all would perish within 20 years.
Mukluck_Schmuk

San Jose, CA

#17 Mar 5, 2014
Birds Landing Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
A climate patern of 25 years on a planet that has been around for tens of thousands if not millions of years is nothing. Show me a patern of even 250 years and maybe we can talk. If you were a tad older you would have been around in the 70's (1970's) when we were told that we were in the beginning of the new ice age and we would all be frozen in twenty years. Then again in he 80's we were told that the earth was warming so rapidly that the entire earth would be a desert and we all would perish within 20 years.
Son, the Earth is only 6,000 years old. Read your f***ing Bible!
Ruffner

Vacaville, CA

#18 Mar 5, 2014
Birds Landing Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope, just knowledgable.
Nope. You are a hater.

“Listening ears are on”

Since: Dec 07

Morgan City, LA

#19 Apr 3, 2014
Birds Landing Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
A climate patern of 25 years on a planet that has been around for tens of thousands if not millions of years is nothing. Show me a patern of even 250 years and maybe we can talk. If you were a tad older you would have been around in the 70's (1970's) when we were told that we were in the beginning of the new ice age and we would all be frozen in twenty years. Then again in he 80's we were told that the earth was warming so rapidly that the entire earth would be a desert and we all would perish within 20 years.
Not only was I around in the 1970's, I have been amused with the Life cover reflecting the Global Cooling of that time, and the Life cover reflecting the Global Warming of this time that Al Gore invented. The core of this earth itself shows a pattern of exactly the same thing happening over, and over, and over again. Which is why I'm amused at the naivete of the panicked that we're going to die, either in ice or fire.

However, it has taken this long for even an agency such as NASA to bother 'recording' the pattern. I remain impressed and hopeful.
A Thought

Vacaville, CA

#20 Apr 3, 2014
Mukluck_Schmuk wrote:
<quoted text>Son, the Earth is only 6,000 years old. Read your f***ing Bible!
A fictional work, what has the bible to do with it
Archaeologist

Hopkinsville, KY

#21 Apr 14, 2014
We could be in for a repeat of what happened between about 740 years ago and 500 years ago. There is evidence of three devastating droughts. The first began in 1276 and lasted until 1299. The second began in 1360 and lasted until 1382. They third that began in the early 1430s and lasted until 1481. They were so bad that the Great Plains, what is now America's breadbasket, ceased to be grassland and dried into desert. The buffalo herds moved off the Plains and migrated east across Missouri into Illinois and then crossed the Ohio River into Kentucky. Southern Illinois probably looked something like what the Great Plains of Kansas does now, a grassland. These events can occur naturally. By adding tremendous amounts of greenhouse gases, mainly carbon dioxide from the burning of coal, to the atmosphere, we are speeding the process and possibly making it permanent, not just a cyclical disaster.
Archaeologist

Hopkinsville, KY

#22 Apr 14, 2014
Max wrote:
Fox News was interviewing a climatologist yesterday who said that this drought is very unusual and may hang around for decades.
Lake Berryessa could be dried up in a couple of years and then we can show our kids the town site of Monticello.
In the meantime, stand-by for some severe water usage restrictions plus more and more, food imported from south of the U.S. border.
I wouldn't count on that food coming from south of the border. An archaeologist friend of mine who works in the Mayan lands has found evidence that the drought that the 1430-1481 drought was a key factor in causing the Mayan civilization to collapse. Same thing has been found in south-central Eurasia and the Near East. During that one food production dropped dramatically all over the inhabited world. A similar occurrence today would mean mass starvation.
Sensible in a Coal State

Madisonville, KY

#23 Apr 16, 2014
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dear Editor:

To date, more than 31,000 American Scientists (9,029 of them with PHDs) have signed the Oregon Petition asking that Congress not waste billions of taxpayer dollars on the global warming hoax. These Scientists affirm that,“There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing, or will, in the forseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal enviroments of the Earth.”

Geological records show that there have been fluctuations in heating and cooling temperatures for thousands of years. There have been many times of temperatures such as we are experiencing today, yet the gasoline engine, which is blamed for the so-called global warming trend, was not invented until 1870 by Siegfried Marcus in Vienna.

Long before psuedo-scientist Al Gore’s “inconvenient lies” burst upon the scene, the God of heaven promised Noah that while the Earth remains, there will be seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, that these shall not cease (Genesis 8:22). When I was a teenager in the 1950s, we had days of hot weather such as we have had recently.

Richard Crutchfield,
Letter to the editor of a local newspaper
Secretary of the Trigg County, Ky
Republican Party (and preacher)

“Listening ears are on”

Since: Dec 07

Morgan City, LA

#24 Jun 16, 2014
Sensible in a Coal State wrote:
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Dear Editor:
To date, more than 31,000 American Scientists (9,029 of them with PHDs) have signed the Oregon Petition asking that Congress not waste billions of taxpayer dollars on the global warming hoax. These Scientists affirm that,“There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing, or will, in the forseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.”.
Richard Crutchfield,
Letter to the editor of a local newspaper
Secretary of the Trigg County, Ky
Republican Party (and preacher)
Thank you, Richard. I did not copy the entire post, but agreed with your statement! I do not understand the reasoning behind panicking the general public, but I think it's ridiculous. I, for one, will not be building a bunker for either Global heating/cooling. Clearly we can live a cleaner life, but I am not going to wake up every morn in a panic.

SAM

“Listening ears are on”

Since: Dec 07

Morgan City, LA

#25 Jun 16, 2014
Sorry, Sensible. Did not read that very well before replying. I see now that it is a quote from some time ago.

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