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NPR’s All Things Considered

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It was said of the settlers, 'They came to a land as full of notions as a monkey with fleas—a land destitute of timber and parsimonious of moisture.'

This piece is about water and water’s role in farming.

The summer of 1998 saw one of the worst droughts ever in large parts of the American heartland. This aired on NPR’s All Things Considered at the end of July, 1998. It was written by Noah Adams and recorded by Leo del Aguila.