Drought to drive up costs of food

No water forces California curbs

Posted: March 16, 2014 at 2:54 a.m.

With 2013 the driest year on record in California, the effect of that state’s drought is trickling down from crops and fields to farmers markets, grocery stores and eventually kitchen tables.

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Business, Pages 71 on 03/16/2014


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STAFF PHOTO ANDY SHUPE - Riders make their way along Dickson Street Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, during the 14th annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ motorcycle rally in Fayetteville.

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Victim turns inventor to halt wire thefts

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --3/13/2014--
Lonoke farmers Jerry Kelly, Scott Mitchell and Matt Schafer have partnered with friends to produce and sell a security device to protect their gain bins and water wells from copper thieves. The small device, center, is powered by a 6 year battery and notifies up to 10 contacts the moment the copper is being tampered with.

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