Drought

Study Links California Drought to Global Warming
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying California drought and the polar vortex blamed for the recent harsh winter. Usually, researchers make those links years later, but this study does it in real time. Utah State University scientis…
Wyoming Drought Conditions Diminishing
Climatologists with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the U.S. Department of Agriculture say Wyoming is emerging from a persisting drought. About six percent of the state has emerged from drought entirely. Abnormally dry conditions are being seen in Wyoming’s northeastern, northwestern a…
USDA: Southeastern Wyoming Emerging From Drought
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows southeast Wyoming may be emerging from 11 months of drought. The USDA’s weekly Drought Monitor out Thursday shows the Cheyenne area has been downgraded from “moderate drought” to “…
Drought Eases In Farm Belt, But Not Over Yet
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A cool, rainy spring is easing dry conditions in parts of the nation’s farm belt that saw the worst of last year’s drought. But optimism is being tempered, as that weather pattern has kept anxious farmers in most of Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, and Wisconsin…
USDA’s Crop Report For 2012 Shows Drought Impact
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is releasing its final crop report for 2012, providing a glimpse of what last year’s drought cost the nation’s farmers and others. The report covers a number of crops, but attention will likely focus on corn production. …

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