As this article in the Christian Science Monitor explains, commercial drones can be used by mid-sized farmers to track water seepage from their irrigation lines and other uses including monitoring for areas not receiving enough water.
It’s a tale of opposing interests. A farmer in order to preserve his cash crop, and his future livelihood, is using up the available supply of local groundwater causing a neighbor homeowner’s well to run dry. This short video from the folks at KQED.
This Washington Post conference brought together some of the world’s leading thought leaders, food industry executives, and others for a day long discussion of issues on the future of food.
The following images were taken in West Texas for a documentary about a partnership between local agriculture producers, scientists and others to save this agricultural region.