The Farmer at Corrente did some serious digging to show how the Newsweek story got politicized beyond belief. Impressive research!
On a completely unrelated note, the inscrutable DarkSyde pointed me to this link on Peak Farming. Although OhioLen misunderstands the definition of "Peak ___", he does remind us of the aquifer problems in the west.
A commenter wrote:
Many of these aquifers are comprised of deep, ancient water. They just won't recharge after a few rainy years. We have to start conserving fresh water now!