Conventional agriculture has brought Dust Bowl back to Texas and Oklahoma

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
CDC issues flu vaccine apology: this year's vaccine doesn't work!
The five biggest lies about Ebola being pushed by government and mass media
Ultraviolet light robot kills Ebola in two minutes; why doesn't every hospital have one of these?
Tetanus vaccines found spiked with sterilization chemical to carry out race-based genocide against Africans
Healthy 12-year-old girl dies shortly after receiving HPV vaccine
The best way to help your body protect itself against Ebola (or any virus or bacteria)
Cannabis dissolves cancerous tumor in young infant, deemed a 'miracle baby' by physician
Ben & Jerry's switches to non-GMO, Fair Trade ice cream ingredients
Russia throws down the gauntlet: energy supply to Europe cut off; petrodollar abandoned as currency war escalates
W.H.O. contradicts CDC, admits Ebola can spread via coughing, sneezing and by touching contaminated surfaces
Monsanto's seed imperialism halted in Canada thanks to massive protests
Top ten things you need to do NOW to protect yourself from an uncontrolled Ebola outbreak
FDA targets Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps for sharing health benefits of coconut oil
Why flu shots are the greatest medical fraud in history
Governments seize colloidal silver being used to treat Ebola patients, says advocate
Flu vaccine kills 13 in Italy; death toll rises
The 21 curious questions we're never allowed to ask about vaccines
CDC admits it has been lying all along about Ebola transmission; "indirect" spread now acknowledged

(NaturalNews) Conventional commercial agricultural methods which involve poisoning of the soil, monocultural practices, repeated plowing of fields and removal of trees are being blamed for returning "Dust Bowl" conditions across much of the Midwest and Southwest.

As noted by The Economic Collapse Blog, early explorers of North America noted that, when traveling through the region that would eventually become North Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, they referred to it as "the Great American Desert," and they doubted that anyone would ever be able to successfully farm the land.

History, however, proved that, if the region received satisfactory rainfall, it could actually be quite productive. But now, as in years past, the area is stuck in the midst of a devastating multi-year drought, and if forecasts are to be believed, there appears to be no quick end in sight. At present, 54 percent of Texas, 64 percent of Oklahoma and 80 percent of Kansas are experiencing "severe drought." Again, as stated, the long-term summer forecast does not anticipate much rain.

The last time the area suffered severe drought conditions were during the Dust Bowl in the 1930s, but in many respects some of those regions are already drier than they were 80 years ago.

Eroding topsoil

"And the relentless high winds that are plaguing that area of the country are kicking up some hellacious dust storms," the blog reported. "For example, some parts of Kansas experienced a two day dust storm last month. And Lubbock, Texas was hit be a three day dust storm last month. We are witnessing things that we have not seen since the depths of the Dust Bowl days, and unless the region starts getting a serious amount of rain, things are going to get a whole lot worse before they get any better."

High wind and bone-dry conditions over the past couple of months have made life difficult for ordinary farmers in all three states.

Though the dust has settled for now, observes, that could change at any moment. No one is sure when they will return to blow away even more precious topsoil, which took generations to build -- topsoil erosion that some say is due in large part to the tilling of the land, degradation of the soil through the use of agri-poisons and the lack of trees to cut wind.

"One farmer reckons that precious topsoil, native to his farm in Kearny County, Kansas, now sits in a field at least 200 miles away, blown there by the relentless winds of March and April 2014," reported.

Tom Hauser, a farmer near Ulysses, Kansas, told the website that there were days when "we couldn't see 100 yards in front of us."

"We didn't know where the dust was coming from. It was moving in here from somewhere else, just like it did back in the 1930s," he said.

In the last 10 years, Hauser says he has had four failed wheat crops, and it looks as though 2014 is shaping up to be the same kind of year.

Since the beginning of 2014, the average maximum daily wind speed in Syracuse, Kansas, is 50.6 miles per hour, according to measurements taken by the Kansas State University Weather Data Library. During the same period, Syracuse has received just 1 inch of precipitation.

"That is a recipe for disaster," says

As bad as things are in Kansas, things are probably worse in Texas, parts of which are currently experiencing the worst drought in a generation.

Amarillo has had 10 dust storms so far this year, and Lubbock has already had 15 days of dust storms in 2014 -- and summer has not yet officially begun.

The sustained drought conditions are having an effect far beyond the damaged, parched fields. In grocery stores around the country, prices have been steadily rising over the past year:

-- Ground beef prices are up 5.9 percent;

-- Bacon prices have risen 13.1 percent;

-- Organic chicken is up 12.4 percent; and

-- Prices for produce have risen sharply too, varying from region to region.


Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...


Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source:

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.