Federal officials are cutting off water to some California farms stuck in the worst drought on record. At the same time Arizona farmers are irrigating their fields with the diminishing Colorado River. They’re using the water to grow most of the country’s winter vegetables, and even shipping some crops to China.
The Navajo Nation may have to wait another year to get a gambling compact with the state of New Mexico. With an expiration date of 2016 on the current compact, Navajo officials are getting nervous about the future of their investments.