DROUGHT

GRANBY — At Red Fire Farm, there are often years when workers “barely get the irrigation equipment out,” said co-owner Ryan Voiland. But this year,...

Much of Mass. suffering drought conditions

8/20/20

About a quarter of Massachusetts is now experiencing a severe drought that threatens crops, diminishes air quality, makes trees more susceptible to...

Drought puts squeeze on Valley farmers

11/29/16

HADLEY — Farmer fortunes are tied to the elements. Too much rain or too little can have the same effect — a spoiled growing season.Much of New...

AMHERST — By this time next year, a University of Massachusetts Amherst hydrologist hopes to unveil a new high-resolution map and database that...

Southampton farmer Tom Bashista doesn’t bother with insuring his crops.What’s the use, he says, of spending all your earnings from a good year on...

Southampton farmer Tom Bashista doesn’t bother with insuring his crops.What’s the use, he says, of spending all your earnings from a good year on...

AMHERST — Some residents are letting their lawns get brown during the town’s mandatory water ban, while others are finding creative alternatives to...

Amherst town manager imposes water ban

8/17/16

AMHERST — A mandatory water ban, in which watering lawns, washing cars and filling swimming pools will be prohibited, goes into effect at 12:01 a.m...

AMHERST – Amherst is joining severalothercommunities in issuing a voluntary water restriction due to the minimal precipitation in recent weeks...



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