Local NewsWater Woes for Farmers

Water Woes for Farmers


Drought and river conservation measures have left Central Oregon farmers with less water — though some are harder hit than others.

On a sunny June day, Chris Casad sat on his tractor transplanting onions. Central Oregon had been seeing a wet season, but when he dug down a couple of inches, parts of his 360 acres of land in Madras were still bone dry: the weeks of rain had barely made a dent.…

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