Cattle, crops decline; experts say another dry winter will be devastating
The hot, dry summer of 2013 is not over.
But for some farmers, it might as well be.
Last week, when the National Weather Service posted a notice that all Eastern Sierra counties are in a state of severe drought, it was no surprise to the ranchers and farmers in the region.
Agriculture is a major revenue source for Mono and Inyo counties, (following recreation and tourism,) contributing about $77 million in 2012.