Klamath Water Allocations and US Ag Under 10% Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Klamath Water Allocations and US Ag Under 10% Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, this is your Agribusiness Update.

**Klamath irrigators are frustrated over water allocation for farms.

Despite favorable conditions, irrigators say the federal water allocation falls short of what farmers should receive this year.

The Bureau of Reclamation announced Klamath Basin irrigators will receive an initial allocation of 230,000 acre-feet from the lake, 35% less than estimated needs.

Paul Simmons, executive director for the Klamath Water Users Association, says that’s the fifth worst allocation in its 120-year history.

**The American Farm Bureau applauds a new EPA study that shows U.S. agriculture represents just under 10% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions compared to other economic sectors.

www.agriculture.com reports overall U.S. emissions increased 1.3% from 2021 to 22, but ag emissions dropped 1.8%, the largest of any sector.

The 10% of total U.S. emissions puts agriculture behind transportation, at 28%, electric power, at 25%, and the industrial sector, at 23%.


**The American Farm Bureau is urging USDA to reverse its decision to cancel livestock and crop surveys that are crucial to the success of America’s farmers and ranchers.

The National Ag Statistics Service recently announced it would no longer provide a July cattle inventory survey, or county-level estimates for crops and livestock.

Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall says eliminating the mid-year report will put the market in the dark.

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