Please Pray for the Farmers of North America

Wings Like Eagles

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California has a drought happening--putting acres and acres of food crops at risk. And for some infuriating reason, the government of California has decided to drain the reservoirs into the Pacific Ocean, when the farmers need it desperately for irrigating their crops. The "grain belt" of the mid-western states have had drought off and on. And the grain-growing regions of central Canada are also experiencing drought. Drought is one of the biblical signs of coming judgment. But, I pray for the farmers who are struggling to keep their farms out of the hands of Big Agriculture. The at-risk small farms have typically been in their families for generations. Independent farms are essential to keep from being at the mercy of Big Agriculture.

Cloud Watcher

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California is ridiculous. Not only do the farmers need water, the firefighters will need it for the forest fires they have every year. And of course the people need water for drinking, bathing, and washing clothes and dishes. Will the people ever wake up and stop voting for democrats?The governor will probably beg Congress for more money. If only the water pouring into the ocean would evaporate and become rain clouds that can refill the reservoirs.

seated with Christ

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The article in the OP reported the most ridiculous thing that ever came out of the California State House.

Psalm 19:4-5(KJV) And thou causest thy sun to shine on the evil and on the good, and sendest rain on the just and on the unjust. Matthew 5:45(KJV) When I consider the heavens, the work of thy fingers, the sun, the moon, and the stars which thou hast ordained, Lord, what is man that thou thus visitest him? Source

Genesis 8:22

“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” Seeds need water, Lord, send the rain that the farmer and ranchers desperately need.
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We lived almost five years in an agricultural community where my husband served as the school district superintendent. I learned a lot about farming and ranching during our time there, and I know that it is not an easy way of life. The farmers worked very hard and often had extra jobs on top of their farming duties. I thank God for our farmers and ranchers, and pray that they can prosper and not be overtaken by Big Agriculture.

Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
Looks like the water being drained out of the reservoirs is going to BigAG

"The Bureau of Reclamation recently announced initial water supply allocations for Central Valley Project contractors that would deliver nearly four million acre feet of water this year (primarily for large agribusiness in the Central Valley), and the California Department of Water Resources has previously announced that it would deliver close to another million acre feet of water this year (about half of which would primarily go to irrigate rice along the Feather River). Five million acre feet is a lot of water, especially in a very dry year—roughly enough to supply the City of Los Angeles for 10 years."

Good overview article about what is going on in California, re water
Facing Dry Year, CA State Water Board is Draining California Reservoirs

Reservoir behind Anderson Dam deemed too high of a risk in the event of an Earthquake. Feds and State disagree about how and when to take action.
Feds order draining of Anderson Reservoir in the fall: Agency rejects water district warnings of increased risks

Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit Project

Blog/Opinion piece re impact of draining reservoirs on salmon and steelhead
CA and Feds Still Plan to Drain Reservoirs & Kill Salmon
"Updated water supply allocations announced last week would still drain upstream reservoirs in order to deliver 4.5 million acre feet of water to the contractors of the federal Central Valley Project (CVP) and State Water Project (SWP), devastating fish and wildlife. This week, the fisheries biologists at the National Marine Fisheries Service projected that these planned operations are likely to result in lethal water temperatures that will kill 89% of endangered winter-run Chinook salmon below Shasta Dam this year. This mortality estimate is even worse than what was observed in 2014 and 2015, when salmon populations were devastated by warm water in their spawning grounds. But it doesn’t have to be this way if the State and Feds act now to increase reservoir storage and take other actions to reduce water temperatures that kill salmon and steelhead."

:pray :pray :amen :amen
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Isn't that the way it is? Taxes to build come out of everyone's pockets. Favors go to those favored!