We have been through a lot together: four moves through three states, the building of one home — from bulldozed lot to built-out basement — and more domestic disasters than the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
If there were ever a year in recent memory to plant your own food or vegetable garden, this is probably the year.
More than half of all our fresh fruits and vegetables in the U.S. come from California and it is in a terrible drought, like our farm friends in much of western Oklahoma.
The federal water reservoirs are not releasing water to large areas of vegetable and orchard farms across California. Depending on who you believe, somewhere between 500,000 and 850,000 acres of vegetables will not even be planted this crop season.
Because of the drought, hundreds of thousands of acres of fruits, berries and nuts will not get the water they need and will produce smaller fruit and much less fruit while under drought stress.
By Kenneth R. Harney | Published: Sat, Mar 8, 2014
To pay for a streamlining of the ballooning federal tax code and provide lower rates on income, there’s a chance that Congress will demand that home owners give up long-entrenched tax subsidies that have put home ownership on a pedestal.