Drought

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...
Storms Improve Outlook For Mississippi River
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A release of water from the Missouri River and recent storms are offering some relief for the Mississippi River, where water levels have been dangerously low.
The Mississippi River channel at St. Louis was roughly 12 feet deep on Thursday — up about a foot-and-a-half sinc…
Help For Drought Stressed Trees Encouraged
The reports about drought impacts this summer and early fall have focused on lost pasture and feed for livestock, but as North Dakota State University Extension's, Joe Zeleznik, points out, trees have also been effected by the drought and could face additional hardship this winter if proper mea…
Drought Worsens In Some Key Midwest Farming States
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A weekly drought report shows that conditions have worsened in some key Midwest farming states where the corn harvest is more than halfway completed.
The U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday shows that 75 percent of Iowa, the nation's biggest corn producer, is enduri…
Extreme Drought Grips Southern, Eastern Wyoming
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Drought Monitor says extreme drought conditions now cover much of southern and eastern Wyoming after a dry August.
The program's map shows all of Sweetwater, Laramie, Goshen, Platte and Niobrara counties are in an extreme drought, the fourth-worst out of five…
USDA Warns, Dried Fields, Faulty Machinery A Fire Risk
Crops and pasture lands drying from prolonged drought conditions across much of the state are adding fuel load for a potential field fire, one that can be sparked inadvertently by farm and ranch machinery. Mark Hinze of University of Nebraska Extension says operators can prevent such an occurrence …
Drought Intensifies In Key Farming States
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The latest update on the nation's drought shows that the parched conditions continue worsening in key farm states even as the situation across all of the continental U.S. leveled off.
The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map shows that more than two-thirds of Iowa, the nation's biggest co…
Report: Drought Intensifies In Kansas, Nebraska
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A new report suggests that while recent rains stabilized the devastating drought gripping Iowa and other key farming states, the dry conditions intensified in Kansas and Nebraska.
The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday shows the overall expanse of land across the…
Report: Drought Worsens In Key Farm States
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The latest U.S. drought map shows that excessively parched conditions continue to worsen in the Plains states that are key producers of corn and soybean crops.
The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday shows that the amount of the contiguous U...

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