Briefly: Arizona Hopi struggle with drought, despite dry farming expertise

The New York Times reports that the drought has hit Arizona’s Hopi community, with proposals to cut back farm water use dividing those who grow crops and those who raise cattle. Now community members are fiercely debating, with some elders saying the tribe must preserve its dry farm traditions, which include using drought-resistant seeds, small fields and terraced gardens, and cattle producers arguing for water for their cattle.

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